This recipient is not only a ΖΤΑ, but also a member of the UVa equestrian team and a graduate of the McIntire School of Business.
This quilt was made for a recent (as in 2 days ago!) graduate of Loyola University in Maryland. He has lined up a job with an accounting firm post-graduation, no mean feat in today’s economy.
In addition to playing sports himself, he is a huge sports fan, loving his hometown teams: the Ravens and the Orioles.
The back of his quilt was made with an Orioles fleece blanket and a Loyola sweatshirt blanket with a bit of Ravens corduroy thrown in to stabilize the stretchy fabrics.
My trademark is to incorporate architectural elements of the garments whenever possible. I have used pockets, hoods, buttons, collars, etc but this is the first time I was challenged to use a zipper. The Ravens corduroy peeks through when the warmup jacket is unzipped.
The bottom of the block (cut off in the picture) is from a pair of Tommy Hilfiger boxers. The recipient has a family member who works for this designer and always gave him the best prints.