M Jordan Quilt Still Hanging On
Sue’s youngest nephew has been out of college for a few years now. When he first went away to school, he asked if we could make him a Michael Jordan inspired quilt. We were not quite sure exactly what that would be, so he guided us into making this quilt for him.
As you can see, we started with a basic checkerboard pattern for the center of the quilt. I believe the squares were 5″ size but I really cannot recall. It was enough to get some pictures from him – I couldn’t ask what size are the blocks. HAHA This was well before the charm pack came along. Or maybe we were just oblivious to them! Sue and I recall that the colors were turquoise and navy and you get a small hint of that in the next picture. I remember that we spent some time learning who, what and the colors for the Tarheels. I know it has been well loved and washed often.
Jordan as a Tarheel
The iconic symbol in the center (even I know that is MJ!) was done in a silver fabric. I machine appliquéd it down so it would hold up. Thankfully, it did. Not pictured are the borders on each side. A slim turquoise followed by a wider navy and a navy binding. I cannot for the life of me remember the backing – again, it was too much to ask him what was on that back!! He is over 6′ tall so we needed to make it extra long so his feet wouldn’t stick out. That is one nice thing about designing your own quilt. His Auntie Sue hand quilted it with lots of love.
He also asked us to make him a GB Packer quilt when he was younger, and now wants the queen size Cubs quilt. Yup, he keeps us on our toes. ~smile~