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!
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?):
Then I asked Joshua to wrap up in the quilt:
And then I asked them both to wrap up in it:
And here’s Ashley looking like a very colorfil Cousin It:
And then Joshua couldn’t resist the tempation….
So that’s Joshua’s graduation quilt, and he even got it not-too-late!