|Game Day by Paige Alexander made from Rookie Quarterback pattern|
Game Day was made for guild challenge where the only rule was to make any quilt using Kaffe Fassett's Paperweight fabric in Pastel. Although the the background is gray, from a distance, it appears almost lavender.
With the challenge deadline approaching, I ran across a pattern, Rookie Quarterback, and thought it would be fairly quick to make and great for a girly football quilt. I modified the size since I had exactly 1 yard and 1 fat quarter of the challenge fabric
To give the quilt a little more Clemson spirit, I added a tiger paw in the upper left hand corner using zigzag satin stitch applique by machine.
|Appliqued tiger paw added to upper stripe|
And added 'Go Tigers !' to the lower right hand corner. I used the font MV Boli and changed the size to 210 points.
I actually finished this quilt on August 31, 2013. It was a home game in Death Valley and the Tigers beat the Georgia Bulldogs 38-35. I even made the quilt label in the shape of a football to commemorate the win and appliqued orange stripes to the football. The label was designed in MS Word and printed on Printed Treasures with purple ink.
|Football quilt label for Game Day|
I used an all over stipple pattern for quilting in the paperweight fabric and something to resemble stitching in the stripes and lacing.
|Quilting detail on Game Day|
I was in Clemson earlier this week and took a couple of pictures on campus at Memorial Stadium under gray skies with misting rain.
|Game Day at Frank Howard Field|
Here is the Tiger mascot holding Game Day.
|Tiger Mascot statute just outside Memorial Stadium|
And no trip to Clemson would be complete without viewing Howard's Rock.
|Howard's Rock displayed in Death Valley at Clemson University|
- Finished size: 35" x 45"
- Pattern: Rookie Quarterback by Robinson Pattern Company
- Pattern modifications: reduced in size and added machine applique
- Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Paperweight in Pastel, Kona in white and a purple, and an unknown orange print with dots
- Batting: Warm & White by the Warm Company
- Binding: Bias and hand sewn down
- Thread: Aurifil for piecing and quilting, Mettler for applique
- Completed: Sept. 2013