The bass is booming from down below And Norton is chillin’ with Mario

This queensized quilt is made for an Oakton alumna/current Duke Blue Devil. She will be getting married to another Duke grad shortly after graduation so this will definitely fit in their decor.

She wanted a more random layout than most so the blocks were cut in multiple sizes.   Neither sashing nor borders were desired so it was simply edged with binding.

This shirt was completely covered with quotes written in puffy paint.  This was a spirit shirt made with her cross-country team.  The quotes ran onto the sleeves so the block ended up being a fat apital T as opposed to the typical quadrilateral.  The recipient was also a swimmer so we incorporated her team bathing suit.

The recipient is very devout so in addition to the  shirts from religious camps and teen organizations, the backing was pieced as a basic cross in Duke colors.

Hear the beat of dancing feet, It’s the song I love, the melody of Forty-Second Street.

 
Many of the recipients of my quilts have seen my work elsewhere and then want something created to reflect his or her life.  This quilt was no exception..The person who received this quilt was a classmate of a fellow LB Bruin.

 
We decided to veer away from the typical sashing grid design by making the quilt look like a Broadway Playbill. while sticking to a twin/tarragon size.  Both fonts were sized up to scale. The letters for the larger word were appliqued onto the yellow background.  The smaller word was drawn with permanent fabric markers.
 
 
Most playbills usually have white borders but since this quilt was headed off to college, we went with grey as it would be easier to keep clean.
 
 
This shirt was designed as a plain white shirt with the black lettering.  The kids involved in this show had wanted to tie-dye the shirts but never got around to it.   I drew a rainbow on both the big design and mini design using permanent fabric markers.
 

We’re giving you soul power I like it sweet and sour When it comes to lights and set designs I’m at the control tower.

This t shirt quilt is one of the few that doesn’t involve athletics.  Most of the recipients are either lovers of sport teams or athletes themselves.

This recipient is a Theatre Design & Production and Stage Management major at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts I don’t know if they have a specific name for the drama-related majors but if he was at my alma mater Carnegie Mellon, he would be known as a dramat (emphasis on second syllable).  He was the set designer and overall technician for many shows at his high school and received quite a few Cappie Awards for his work.
The shows with which he was involved ranged from Orwellian serious drama and Japanese plays to Broadway musicals and children’s favorites.

This young man is a formidable talent and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him awarded a Tony in the next decade or so.

Down with Ellie and Caitie and you ain’t And I got more juice than STAB’s got Saints

 This quilt is actually a quillow, a quilt that converts to a pillow. The recipient is a graduate of St. Anne’s-Belfield, a boarding school in Charlottesville, VA and is now a student at Dickinson College.  The recipient’s older sibling is also a recipient of a Rosemary Remembers quillow. The quillow incorporates swatches from her uniform skirt as well as organizational shirts.

The recipient was very busy in her K-12 years.  She performed in theatrical performances, sailed in regattas, participated on the cheerleading squad, served as a camp counselor, played a variety of sports. She is a well-rounded young woman and I have a feeling she will excel in her career choice of elementary teaching.

Father, we are thankful, May we ever be, Mindful of Thy blessings, We of K.K.G.

The title is the Kappa Grace as the recipient is a Kappa Grace as well ie a girl named Grace who is a alumna member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Chapter.  She has a very sweet boyfriend who is also an owner of a Rosemary Remembers quilt and pillow.

The recipient is a graduate of Walnut Hill School where she studied ballet.  At Indiana University, she was involved not just with Kappa but also with the IU Dance Marathon and IU Ballet Theatre.

Several of her shirts had t shirt pockets.   Most t shirt quilts I make incorporate the architectural elements of the garments.

The long block in the middle was made from a knit scarf.  Kilroy’s on Kirkwood is a major hangout for Hoosiers.
Although we stuck with a basic blue for the sashing and binding, I was very excited to find a vibrant owl print for the backing.
 

‘Cause I don’t need a magic potion Let me talk about back field in motion

This quilt and these pillows were made for field hockey girls who recently graduated from high school. two of the players are going to matriculate at the University of Delaware, one at the University of Maryland, and one at Lafayette.

The M and UD pillows used the uniform skirt from the middle school at Worcester Prep and all but the last pillow on the right used the upper school skirt for the piping.  All 3 WP pillows used Mallard W logo shirts on the reverse.

The 4th pillow was for the girl who attended Cape Henlopen High School and is matriculating at the Lafayette. The shirt that has a flag shaped into the state of Delaware was designed by her for a major field hockey tournament. The printed colors are actually field hockey sticks set together horizontally.

 

The quilt is for a Worcester Prep grad who is becoming a Blue Hen this fall.  Like her friends, she is a talented field hockey player.  As usual, I retained the collar and buttons from the polo shirt to add a bit of interest.

A professor of science ’cause I keep droppin’ it I smell weak ’cause y’all keep poppin’ it

This quilt is for a Furman Palladin.  Like many college students she was very active in extracurriculars at school.

She was a health sciences major and participated in several fundraisers for improvements to third-world countries.  She was an equestrienne, a runner, and a bibliophile.

My signature technique of incorporating the architectural element of the garment  ie the usable pockets was able to be incorporated once again. 🙂

  

Shea Stadium, the radium, E-M-D squared Kicked out of the Palladium, you think that I cared

This is a quilt for a dad who coaches his son’s baseball team.  It’s been so long since my own played baseball so I am not sure if this is travel, Babe Ruth, or some other type of league for middle schoolers.

The dad coaches the Mets but LOVES the Bronx Bombers, hence the choice of NY Yankees fabric

Since this is meant as a lap quilt, we used polarfleece as the backing and sashing.  Polarfleece plus batting makes it very easy to see all the quilting that was done (in this case, tons of stippling).

To all the party people who are happy and free (free), with K Buck M, we’re making history.

 

This quilt is for a recent Fighting Irish alumna.  Like most Domers, she is an avid football fan and was the proud owner of MANY season and bowl game shirts.  Not opting for sashing between the blocks makes a very different look.

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My trademark has been to keep what I call architectural elements of garments when possible.  The zipper hoodie square is quilted only on the perimeter, leaving the middle open so the shirt can be unzipped to see the 3 mini designs hidden underneath, 2 of which were from her academic department.

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The bottom block was made from a nylon flag.  The recipient actually interned for the Discovery Channel while an undergrad.

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Here is the Bengal boss inspecting my basting to make sure I am pinning the layers correctly.

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In the navy, come on and join your fellow man. In the navy, come on be bold and make a stand.

This quilt was made for a recent graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Jefferson is one of the top magnet schools in the country ie lots of big fish in a small pond. The recipient did not just excel academically, but he was a skilled athlete as well.  He was on both the football and wrestling teams and he was one of the founders of the power lifting team.

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He asked to include his varsity letter so we did.  I was a bit worried that the inclusion would make the quilt non-washable but it did fine.  I really liked the sixth man shirt as the words are different team spirit type phrases.

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He is now the third member of his family to attend Annapolis. Plebe year is a tough road despite being a double legacy so I wish this young squid the best.

Q: What do Navy Midshipmen Football players always get on their final exams?

A: Drool.

 

 

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Annapolis, College/University, Memories, Memory, Navy, Quassia, Queen, School Spirit, Sports, T-Shirt Quilt, T-Shirt Quilts, United States Naval Academy, USNA