Last month I made a half-square triangle chevron quilt for a friend of a friend. The recipients are University of Illinois alums and so my friend wanted something in the University colors, which are bright orange and bright blue. Eep. I was really really nervous about this color scheme but once I got over it, I was glad that the quilt wasn’t for a University of Iowa alum (my alma mater – go Hawkeyes!) since those colors are black and yellow.
The back is a subtle pattern of little orange birds. I used a blue and white polka dot for the binding to pull the colors all together.
This was a fun quilt to work on, even though half-square triangles need lots and lots of trimming. I couldn’t think of any other pattern that would have allowed the colors to work together so nicely. I love how bright and cheery the quilt is. Go Illini!