West Side Baby Quilt
Paul's dad is the principal at Elder High School - THE boys' high school on the Westside. He's been the principal there for nearly three decades. Elder's school colors are Royal Purple and White. Purple is a big deal in Paul's family. Everything is purple - clothing, blankets, dishtowels - you name it. Purple.
Then there's the girls' high schools - are you a Mercy girl or are you a Seton girl? Paul's sister went to Seton. School colors? Kelly green and white.
In Cincinnati, you are judged by where you went to high school - not college. Catholic? Country? City? Where you went to high school says a lot about you, a lot about your family. That's the idea anyway. People are very loyal to their high school - usually until death.
So when Julie asked me to make a quilt, she, of course, asked me to customize it a bit.
"Can you put both purple and green in this quilt? Maybe like the borders or the outer fabric?" (translation: binding)
Um, I guess so.