Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Summer 2013 ~ Graduation Quilts Part One

Yes, I know the summer is almost over, and honestly any quilt that was a graduation gift for 2013 should have already been presented to its recipient. However, with my surgery this year, and other circumstances beyond my control, I am just now getting these to the special graduates. This post is part one of these quilts, I will have another post up this week.

This quilt was for my nephew. He graduated from my old High School, Burleson High School in Burleson, Texas. The school colors are red and black. (as always photos are click able for detail image)

I chose to make a string quilt using red, black, gray and white fabrics in the different colorways and shades. I have seen lots of string quilts without borders, but I decided to add borders to this one. I love the scrappiness of all the strings.

My long arm quilter, Joanne used a modern quilting pattern on this quilt, and I love it! It fits perfectly with the feel of the quilt. Joanne is wonderful about choosing the perfect quilting designs and does a fabulous job. It is so wonderful to send your quilt out to be quilted and know the person working on your quilt will not make mistakes with your work. It is a wonderful feeling.

This is a very modern backing, I liked the fabric well enough to use on the back and it really does bring it all together.

In the border, I off set the smaller string blocks on opposite edges, I really love how this one turned out. It is hard to find a design for a guy, and I think this one turned out really great for my nephew.

Here is my nephew, Keaton with his quilt. We went to dinner last night and I gave him his gift. He is off today to another state for the next chapter in his life. We wish him well in the months ahead. He is smart and so handsome and he will do well. We love you Keaton!

I have made a lot of quilts, and this is one of my very favorites. Maybe it reminds me of my old high school days a bit with all the red and black.....not sure.....but I love it and when you really fall in love with something you create it is a little hard to wrap it up and give it away! Luckily, it is going to a family member who I know will cherish it!


  1. This is a wonderful quilt! I really like the quilting and the backing too. I'm sure your nephew will cherish it and it will be like a hug from home. Black, red and white are such a striking Congo.

  2. That combo until I pushed the publish button!

  3. Another quilt well done. Of course, you do not make any other kind. Love what you did on Keaton's.Mine is still a big favorite with me and others. Stays on bed as a spread.

  4. That is a lovely quilt, can I say that about a quilt for a guy. The red, grey and black together are very appealing. Love that backing.

  5. The quilt is stunning Suzanne! Keaton will treasure it always. Good luck to him.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  6. It turned out great! I love the colors, perfect for a young man. My husband works in Burleson!

  7. Oh its gorgeous, and he looks so happy to recieve it! The borders are great!

  8. This is my favorite string quilt I have seen yet. Stunning Suzanne. Your nephew is handsome as well.


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