I made this quilt to celebrate my nephew, who graduated last spring from Michigan State with a degree in environmental engineering. I designed it in the hopes that it would read as modern and masculine. Green and white are Michigan State’s colors. It’s a reversible quilt, as shown by the front (above) and the back (below).
I rented time on a longarm for the quilting. I went with an all-over diamond grid because I wanted to keep things simple.
Michael graciously let me keep the quilt for a few months after his graduation so I could enter it in my county fair, where it won a third place.
I’m so proud of Michael, who is an all-around awesome guy. When I became a mom, he looked at me solemnly and promised me that he’d play with my son, just as his aunts and uncles had played with him when he was growing up. He has kept his promise, and my 10-year-old son worships and adores him.
Michael is not only smart and kind, he’s hip, too. His band, Tree Rex, has a demo EP on Spotify:
I can’t wait to see what the years ahead hold for Michael. Nothing but good, I hope!