Like the saying goes, you gotta call and duke it off. Ask Juanito, he’ll tell you all about it.

This quilt was made for a Duke University Blue Devil. A neuroscience undergrad at Bowdoin College, she is in graduate studies at Duke’s School of Medicine, smart cookie!

duke big

I used 4 different Duke symbols in the corners. The 2 D’s are commonly used in various university logos. The U shape in the upper left is the School of Medicine symbol and the lower right design is the university’s stylized version of the gorgeous Duke chapel. I went shopping in my stash for the swirly design fabric as well as the tone-on-tone cobalt rose background. With all that blue, I was afraid of this becoming too masculine.

duke old english

I only had one shirt to incorporate for this project but luckily found some licensed Duke University fabric at a nearby fabric store. College cottons used to be common but now the shift is to fleece so I was thrilled to find the quilting-weight material. As usual, the hoodie pocket stayed on for some dimensional interest. Unfortunately the print of the hoodie and the pocket were not centered evenly on the shirt. This wasn’t noticeable on the wearer but it did look a bit off as a quilt square.

duke shirt

Duke basketball is so popular that undergraduates form a tent city called Krzyzewskiville or Kville before the big rivalries in order to score tickets. This started in 1986 and is still going strong.