Wake Forest Watercress

This Watercress Wallhanging was made for a Demon Deacon alumna. The client (the recipient’s spouse who also is an alum) provided 4 shirts but there were 9 motifs all together so we were able to create a 3 x 3 grid quilt.

Wake Forest’s colors are Black and Old Gold. I used a gold paisley to size up the tiny motif blocks, a fabulous black/dark gold floral (Alexander Henry) for the sashing, and a classic gold and white toile (Windham Fabrics) for the backing. The client also wanted a hanging sleeve and a personalized label on the back.

Interesting Factoid:

Wake Forest has an unusual tradition of tp’ing themselves when they win a basketball game…the bigger the win, the more festooned the campus will be.  http://www.wfu.edu/athletics/traditions/