Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wake Forest Watercress

This Watercress Wallhanging was made for a Demon Deacon alumna. The client (the recipient's spouse who also is an alum) provided 4 shirts but there were 9 motifs all together so we were able to create a 3 x 3 grid quilt.

Wake Forest's colors are Black and Old Gold. I used a gold paisley to size up the tiny motif blocks, a fabulous black/dark gold floral (Alexander Henry) for the sashing, and a classic gold and white toile (Windham Fabrics) for the backing. The client also wanted a hanging sleeve and a personalized label on the back.

Interesting Factoid:
Wake Forest has an unusual tradition of tp'ing themselves when they win a basketball game...the bigger the win, the more festooned the campus will be.

1 comment:

  1. as beautiful as this photo is, it cannot do this work of art true justice...absolutely spectacular in every detail, with fabrics that are rich, elegant, and designed to match my favorite reading chair. what a spectacular surprise for my husband to have my own surprise (custom pillows for my kids) turned around for me!