Friday, May 23, 2008

College Quilt

I am so very happy that the college search and application process is over. My youngest son will be graduating high school on May 8th and has decided to attend Lehigh University (PA) in the fall studying Mechanical Engineering. As any quilter knows, we must send our children off with well wishes and a college quilt. When I saw this quilt pictured in a Fons and Porter magazine, I knew that I would make it for my son. I machine pieced the top but as always I paid to have it machine quilted. Last Saturday I spent the day putting the binding on; now all it needs is a quilt label.


Drew's College Quilt ~ Scrappy Star

Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting July/August 1999

Given his genuine interest in Corvettes, this backing fabric is perfect!




And here he is riding in his favorite car. Lucky him, he will be driving this to his senior prom next week.



2008 Corvette


Fast Fact:

Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action.


For those that have served, and are serving our country....thank you!


I hope that you all have a great (long) weekend!



Until next time...

17 comments:

Carol said...

Nice car! DH has a 2006 Black Corvette Coupe! They should get together and play :-)

Kathy said...

What a lucky young man your son is. A quilt made by his mother and driving a Corvette. Life cannot get any better. Beautiful quilt.

Heather said...

Great quilt! That looks strangely familiar LOL! :D I am sure he'll love it.

Corvettes are such good looking cars!

Barbara said...

That is such an absolutely perfect quilt for a young man going off to college!!! Excellent!

Paula C. said...

What a beautiful quilt! Perfect backing fabric, too. Heck, the car isn't too bad either, lol. Have a great weekend!

Michele said...

Marie, what a lovely quilt and I love the backing fabric :)

woo hooo, nice Vette! I just adore red :) How in the world was he able to rent that awesome car? Rentals around here won't rent to anyone under 25. I hope he has a great time at prom :)

Cathy B said...

Beautiful quilt Marie. What a fantastic gift for your son!

staci said...

Gorgeous quilt...and car!!!

Katrina said...

The quilt is gorgeous and I love the car. Hope his senior prom is wonderful.

monique said...

What a wonderful quilt!

Sonda in OR said...

That is such a wonderful quilt!!! What a blessing for your son!

Wendy said...

Beautiful quilt, Marie!!! What is the pattern called? Its so hard to find just the right pattern for a young man but this looks to be perfect. I'm sure he will love taking it away with him to college. And congratulations to Drew on continuing his education!

Susimac said...

What a wonderful gift for your son, your quilt is stunning.

Yuko said...

Wonderful quilt!!
How long did it take time??
It's so beautiful!
And lucky your son!
What a cool car!
I hope he will have a wonderful prom!

Julie said...

Wow! Both the quilt and the car are Beautiful!

Vonna said...

Can you be my Mom? I love that quilt! and the corvettes are a lovely addition! You'll have to tell your son, that I live "close" (about 3 hours away) from the Corvette Museum in Kentucky...I visited with an old boyfriend years ago....nice!

Lennu said...

What a beutiful quilt! Great work, I admire your quilting skills so much dear Marie!! The car is beautiful too :)

Thanks also for sharing the facts about US holidays. Some of the holidays are not familiar to me as we don't have them here, so it's always interesting to read about those!