June 12, 2015

Virtual Quilting Bee - Graduation Quilt Finish!

This was graduation week.  My daughter, Cassidy, graduated on Wednesday.  I had two quilts to finish up for this event, one for Cassidy, and one for one of her best friends, Justin.

A few weeks ago, Cassidy asked me if I had a quilt top finished that would work for Justin.  We went through my (rather large) stack and she immediately said this is the one....


This is the quilt that I did for the Virtual Quilting Bee that was hosted by Diary of a Quilter a while back.  The blocks finished rather small for me so I marinated on it for a while and decided to add the star surround from another quilt along I'd been doing (Star Surround by Happy Quilting).
 
Virtual Quilting Bee 

To make this quilt I used the fabrics (Strawberry Lemonade by Me and My Sisters) leftover from another quilt that Cassidy claimed, so she and Justin have matching quilts.


I backed it with this baby blue bubbles fabric that I have in the stash (yes, plenty more still in stash) and quilted it with a clover design for luck.  I had Cassidy decide what to put on the label and added it to the corner before binding.
 

And below is a not all that great pic of the girls graduation night, Cassidy on the left and Justin on the right.  So proud of these wonderful young women!!
 

I couldn't be prouder!  They both graduated with honors and head off to different sides of the state in the Fall (and being in Texas, that's saying something).  But they will always be close and I look forward to watching them succeed in the future.


 

14 comments:

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Wow, that is so special. The girls are lovely! I hope they enjoy their summer before the big change in the fall.

PugMom said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I was worried that Justin was a boy until I saw her photo!

Joyce@Joyce's Farmhouse said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Whitney Taylor said...

I love that you added the star surround! It brings all the blocks together so well. Plus, you can't go wrong with bright, happy fabrics :)

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Congrats to both girls on their grad! Great quilt too!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Congrats on finishing a beautiful quilt! Such great colours! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful finished quilt! I love the colors you used.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Darling quilt! And vivid with color!

desertskyquilts said...

That is simply a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. It's so nice to see young women with their heads on straight. =)

Soma Acharya said...

Beautiful quilt! Congratulations to both girls, they look lovely!

-Soma

A Nudge said...

I love how you made those blocks bigger. What a neat idea. Beautiful bright quilts - two great WIPs Gone! Thanks for linking.

dq said...

How fun that they have matching quilts. You are truly supermom for making her friend a quilt too.

Ruth said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish - great post!

Lynette said...

Wow! Kudos to the young ladies for their honors in graduation. That's really fantastic. I absolutely LOVE the blue backing for the quilt - it sets off the colors on the front so nicely.