This is obviously a quilt for a guy as you can see by the choice of denim for the sashing and borders. The recipient is a Phi Delta Theta, a lacrosse player, a communications major, as well as a parasailor, etc, etc.
One thing new was the choice of material for the backing. Usually I use a quilting weight cotton or flannel but this time, I was asked to use a Denison sweatshirt blanket. Because the blanket was much smaller than the quilt top, I added borders of the denim. This was a very heavy quilt! I was a bit worried that the crest of the blanket would be mangled by all the quilting but it came out fine. Phew!
Apparently if a Denison student steps on the college seal embedded in Chapel Walk in front of Swasey Chapel, he or she won’t graduate. Students walk around it, bike around it, skateboard around it…you get the idea. Good thing he didn’t get the quilt until AFTER graduation!