The school tie was used in each of the pillows. From back to front, you can see it as piping, as vertical sashing, and finally as the focus on an actual shirt and tie block. The right square on the back bolster was to designed to commemorate the uncle of the recipient.
In this block, you can see that I have now added yet another textile to my repetoire. The left square on the front bolster incorporates a W&L Trident gym sock. I love this recipient’s mom. She always comes up with amazing ideas and items. The red sashing (vertical in the back bolster and horizontal in the middle and front ones) is actually from a Virgin Airlines blanket. The senior class all traveled to Great Britain during a Spring Break and one of the boys brought home the airplane blanket as a souvenir.
The grey sashing is from the uniform pants worn by the male students. Grey plaid and dark green plaid uniforms were also incorporated but they were from female student skirts . The right block on the front bolster was to designed to commemorate the life of the recipient’s uncle.
These fine young men will be attending Washington and Lee University, UNC-Wilmington, and Michigan State.