Last year at this time I was busily working on something in one of my very favorite colors...bright orange! Orange hasn't always made my heart flip. It's a rather recent crush.
My nephew turned 16 in October and I wanted to commemorate the big event with an "updated" quilt. He was close to 6 feet tall and still sleeping with the sailboat quilt I made him when he was born. :)
The front of the quilt was scraps of orange and Kona pure white. A simple, graphic design seemed a good choice for a teenaged boy. He plays football, and his school's colors are orange and white. It was such a fun excuse to work with ORANGE.
Kona Ash seemed like a wise choice for the back. I wanted masculine and functional, and I loved how it played nice with bright orange.
I did a small amount of embroidery on the back, as I like to do on all my quilts.
Fall is my favorite time of year. Orange is one of my favorite colors. That makes this one of my favorite quilties. :-) Ever.
The recipient, my nephew. It's just a happy coincidence that the quilt matched his hair. I didn't even plan that. Ha!