Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wiggle and Dash

I keep telling myself it REALLY was only yesterday. And if that IS the case, time flies when you're having fun. My little boy is going to college and he asked me for a quilt. Actually he asked for 2, one for himself and one for his roommate.
Cameron (l) and  Bridger (r)
Luckily, they have know each other for their entire lives, being only 3 weeks different in age and all.
My son looked through my quilting books and much like me, prefers bold graphic design. I wanted to add a bit of his college colors (black and gold) to the 2 quilts, but also wanted both to have something unique. (I'm not big into "match-matchy").

So, both boys will get their quilts in time for their first day of college. One quilt is done and one is almost done. Both have similar colors, (save one), both are modern and bold.

Wiggle and Dash- Bridger's Quilt
 94 x 71 inches ( a little bigger than a standard twin, for those extra long college mattresses).
Original design (pieces and quilted  by me!). Wavy line FMQ with coordinating colored thread.
Materials: 100% Kona cottons, solids in: Charcoal, Iron grey, Curry and Chinese Red (front). Addition of Metro circles (back). Aurifil 100% Mako cotton thread in 50 wt: 2021 (off white), 2630 (dk grey), 2625 (med grey), 2140 (yellow), 2250 (red)
100% organic bamboo batting

Front, medium view (Chinese Red "dash")

Front, medium view (Curry "dashes")

Front, close-up, wavy FMQ

Front, close-up, wavy FMQ

Back, great way to use up those left over scraps

Shhhhh, He likes it!
Keeped tuned for Cameron's Quilt- "Fractured Cosmos", coming soon.