Five-O caught me, now I’m going to the mountains Said goodbye to my girl, my lawyers, and accountants

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.

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The recipient was a Salisbury School   student before graduating from Episcopal High School. He played soccer and lacrosse in high school and was a member of the NCAA Loyola Greyhound Soccer Team.

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In addition to playing sports himself, he is a huge sports fan, loving his hometown teams: the Ravens and the Orioles.

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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.

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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.

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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.