Saturday, September 1, 2012

Texas Fight


Recently, I found an old quilt I had made for Kevin years ago, when we first started dating. Longhorn football season begins today with their first game against Wyoming, so I wanted to show it off. Kevin bleeds burnt orange and we attend all home games! He is just so excited for the season and another year of cheering on the Longhorns.



Kevin and I began dating in 1998, and his love of Texas sports was evident. Just two years after I began quilting, I noticed that he was in dire need of a new blanket, as the one on his couch was a little worse for the wear. Naturally, I decided to make him a UT quilt!



I designed this quilt using Electric Quilt software. The entire quilt is made using 1,116 squares using two Kona solids. The borders finish at 3 inches. I chain-pieced each row so the quilt only took about eight hours to complete. I believe I used tangerine (not exactly burnt orange, but close enough!) and bleached white. I asked the quilter for a simple cross-hatch design. It is a quilt Kevin treasures, especially during UT football season. Hook ‘em Horns!


10 comments:

giddy99 said...

That is SO fantastic! 1000+ squares. yikes. :)

Cindy said...

Sweeeeeet

Dirt Road Quilter said...

How great is that?! You should make that a pattern - I'm certain it would be a huge hit! However, I would not be able to make it as I am an Aggie and bleed maroon! So, if you make a TAMU one, I'll make that! LOL! Gig-em!

Anonymous said...

In a slightly brighter orange color, this would mean "Go Vols" in the State of Tennessee. You could probably sell a lot of patterns here.

Jenelle said...

This is great (and your husband obviously loves it too)! I'm a Wyoming alum, so I have fond memories of watching football games in college. :)

Palak Shah said...

I love this!!!! Hook em horns!

Vicky said...

Great quilt! Perfect for Kevin! Too bad it's not purple and gold - geaux Tigers! :)

Patty P said...

Love this Quilt. Looks Wonderful. I'm curious how were you able to make the label? I would like to add personalized labels to my quilts.

Patty

Megan said...

I made a similar mosaic pattern for NC State for my husband in honor of our 2nd anniversary last year. It was a great way to use up all my red and black scraps! I love the simplicity of the two colors, though! Here's to a fun football season!!

LovePetunia said...

Beautiful quilt! Hook 'em Horns-from one big fan to another!