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June 17, 2010

Cousin Sara graduated last Saturday from high school and is attending ECU in the fall. I graduated 12 years ago, and had not thought about the emotions of graduating in that long. There is something so awesome about being 18, unfettered of academia just for that one short summer, and feeling like the rest of your life is secure, wide open (cue swelling choir music here), and a magical place full of great opportunities. One door closed; another door opened.

I wanted to make Sara a quilt that she could curl up with when trying to study in bed, to take out on the lawn, or to use as some sort of decoration in the room, like when trying to hide the renegade cooler-turned-coffee table in the middle of the dorm room.

The actual quilting says “Sara ECU” across the bars, and is done in a freemotion stipple in the other blocks.

I still need to add the binding, but I am quite happy with how this quilt turned out, seeing as how I had no plan and no idea how it would end up–kinda how we feel when we find ourselves on the edge of the next chapter of our lives. You just go with wherever it takes you.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. jessica permalink
    September 7, 2010 5:51 am

    Wow, that quilt is awesome!! What a neat idea. I graduated from ECU back in ’07.

  2. Gavin Jones permalink
    October 3, 2010 5:33 pm

    u r so talented

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