Joshua’s graduation quilt

It's a miracle...it's not even a full year after Joshua graduated and got his GED and his quilt is DONE!

It’s a miracle…it’s not even a full year after Joshua graduated and got his GED and his quilt is DONE! Here, Joshua and Ashley are opening the quilt and looking at the top /side one!

As Joshua got close to finishing his GED exams, I asked him what fabrics and colors he would like in his graduation quilt, because of  COURSE he needed a quilt for graduation!   He really liked a fabric I used to cover the back of a chair (I don’t much like the chair so wanted to cover it up), so that became the “base” fabric.  And Joshua loves what I do, and he loves color (I tie-dyed them Grateful-Dead-style fabric for a kitchen valance), so I put together big prints for the diamonds and small semi-solid-ish-look for the sashings.   At first I thought I’d go totally random, and it looks like a mish-mosh.  Then I hit on doing rainbow in the sashings, and it worked!

Here's the quilt laid out on our queen sized bed.  It is about 86x97 inches.  I wish I'd made it one row wider, but by the time I figured that out the skinny half-triangles on the side were done, so I called it good!

Here’s the quilt laid out on our queen sized bed. It is about 86×97 inches. I wish I’d made it one row wider, but by the time I figured that out the skinny half-triangles on the side were done, so I called it good!

My initial idea was to do random large blocks, but I wasn’t certain it would look good.  So I hit on the Kaffe Fassett inspired diamonds.  THEN I took the leftovers and made the back (or the other front?):

Here's the back of the quilt, which can be an "other" side.  I used more of the blues and greens here.

Here’s the back of the quilt, which can be an “other” side. I used more of the blues and greens here.

Then I asked Joshua to wrap up in the quilt:

There's my boy giving his girl the eye

There’s my boy giving his girl the eye <<grin>>

And then I asked them both to wrap up in it:

Of course they laughed!

Of course they laughed!

And here’s Ashley looking like a very colorfil Cousin It:

Ashley under the quilt

Ashley under the quilt

And then Joshua couldn’t resist the tempation….

Picking up his honey!  Luckily, no one got dropped even though we were all laughing so hard!

Picking up his honey! Luckily, no one got dropped even though we were all laughing so hard!

Are those not the cutest kids on the planet?  LOVE YOU BOTH!

Are those not the cutest kids on the planet? LOVE YOU BOTH!

So that’s Joshua’s graduation quilt, and he even got it not-too-late!

 

 

 

 

 

9 Responses to “Joshua’s graduation quilt”

  1. Claudia Says:

    You’re going to keep them up nights trying to decide which side is up.

  2. Beth-near Washington DC! Says:

    Doesn’t it feel good to have a finish and a celebration at the same time!!! The quilt is beautiful.

  3. Vicki W Says:

    Great quilt and a really cute couple!

  4. JQ Says:

    Lovely!

  5. Heidi Says:

    both sides are gorgeous and the couple is sweet :-)

  6. Sally Says:

    Love it! Just my colors! Took a lot of work, I’m sure.

  7. Susan Dunne-Lederhaas Says:

    Gold star, Sarah..he seems to be so happy with his very own, bright colored quilt..sweet photos…

  8. Marie Z. Johansen Says:

    It’s a knock out and I am so happy that they actually appreciate all of the work and color ! Well done, once again !

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