This quilt is much more orderly than the other son's quilt. I even aimed at making the grain of each denim block run up and down the quilt.
The back includes his school's colors in flannal. . . and a pink bandana.
In high school this son began running with a pink bandana around his head.
Practical reason: It kept sweat from dripping in his eyes.
Parent reason: It made him easier to pick out of a crowd of skinny runners.
Philosophical reason: It takes a tough guy to wear a pink bandana.
I've often thought of carrying a sign to Cross Country meets or other races that said:
FEAR THE PINK BANDANA!
I really like the way the red flannel shows through the ragged seam allowances.
I clipped the seams on this rag quilt (I had not, in the last quilt) and am quite pleased with the uniform chenille look they created.
But it made a LOT of crumbs! When I washed the quilt, the denim and flannel frayed, as hoped, but left little scraps of thread clinging all over the flannel. I tried packing tape and finally resorted to using my vacuum cleaner to try to get the crumbs off.
I guess I've added new meaning to a clean finish!