M Jordan Quilt Still Hanging On

Sue’s youngest nephew has been out of college for a few years now.  When he first went away to school, he asked if we could make him a Michael Jordan inspired quilt.  We were not quite sure exactly what that would be, so he guided us into making this quilt for him.



As you can see, we started with a basic checkerboard pattern for the center of the quilt.  I believe the squares were 5″ size but I really cannot recall.  It was enough to get some pictures from him – I couldn’t ask what size are the blocks.  HAHA  This was well before the charm pack came along.  Or maybe we were just oblivious to them!  Sue and I recall that the colors were turquoise and navy and you get a small hint of that in the next picture.  I remember that we spent some time learning who, what and the colors for the Tarheels.  I know it has been well loved and washed often.


Jordan as a Tarheel



The iconic symbol in the center (even I know that is MJ!) was done in a silver fabric.  I machine appliquéd it down so it would hold up.  Thankfully, it did.  Not pictured are the borders on each side.  A slim turquoise followed by a wider navy and a navy binding.  I cannot for the life of me remember the backing – again, it was too much to ask him what was on that back!!  He is over 6′ tall so we needed to make it extra long so his feet wouldn’t stick out.  That is one nice thing about designing your own quilt.  His Auntie Sue hand quilted it with lots of love.


He also asked us to make him a GB Packer quilt when he was younger, and now wants the queen size Cubs quilt.  Yup, he keeps us on our toes. ~smile~


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8 Responses

  1. What a fun, clearly loved and treasured quilt.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi again! Oddly enough he is still using it on his queen size bed, even though it was for his college long-twin. We love that boy(man) even though he can still push my buttons ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Boys are so different…who expects a guy to request a quilt and help to choose the fabrics and give ideas for the design. How nice to have a request and some help! The quilt is perfect for “a sports nut.”

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Mary,
      Sorry for the delay in my reply – your message went into spam for some reason. I thought I checked often, but not often enough I guess. I agree – it is unusual for a guy to request and be involved in the fabric selection. That’s why we just HAD to make it true to his vision (and the Tarheel colors). Thank you so much for stopping by and your nice comment. Please stop again! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. TAMMY L STACK says:

    you gotta love it when they ask for one!!!! i bend over backwards when/if my family asks for one!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Tammy! I totally agree, but all three kids at the SAME time?!! Of course, we said YES with a big smile and asked what they wanted. It is totally an honor that they like them enough to ask. Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comments. Please come again! ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Mari says:

    How nce that it’s held up so well! He certainly has eclectic taste in teams. Lots of different colors to play with!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Mari! He is truly a sports NUT. HAHA – and the best part is he gets involved with picking out fabrics, etc. to make sure the colors are perfect. His brother is the complete opposite. Gotta love it! ~smile~ Roseanne

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