and in the years after, with tears and with laughter...
... we'll always remember our dear Kappa days.
I told my dad my senior year of high school that I would absolutely not go through Rush at USC.
"I'm not going to PAY for my friends." I said.
Little did I know that some of the best friends of my life were waiting for me.
The memories that this quilt hold are worth every penny.
"This quilt was made using Fusi-Knit interfacing on the back of my top 25 t-shirts (that's right, I have at least 15 more that didn't make the cut and 4 that I ended up with two shirts for some reason!). The Fusi-Knit was SO much easier to use than iron-on interfacings I've used in the past! Kona White was used for the sashing, Kona Windsor for the back and a random garnet solid from Hobby Lobby for the binding. I also pieced some front chest designs in a column down the back of the quilt along with my Rush shirt that I recieved as part of the process of joining a sorority. It's pretty neat that we were the last class at the University of South Carolina to go through "Rush"- since then it has been referred to as "Recruitment" (hazing/negative vibes come from the word, I guess). That shirt displays a palmetto tree with signs pointing to all the different sororities on campus with the caption "No matter which way you go, you can't go wrong!"- a very true statement, if I do say so myself! The finished size (about 85" x 85") and weight of the quilt were a happy surprise once it was finished and I have slept with it every night since I finished it - much to my husband's dismay!
I have to say I truly enjoyed making this quilt. In my opinion, it's pretty rare for a single quilt square to hold the date, location and theme of an (often hilarious or meaningful) event. Just seeing these designs brings back invaluable memories and I'm so happy that I finally cleared up the space these shirts were taking up in the closet in order to create something I can see every day."