As a graduate of Auburn University, and with my son currently enrolled, I decided to make an Auburn-themed quilt.
The entire quilt is made up of 6-inch squares. I scaled up the logo using computer software and overlaid a grid; each square of the grid was then made into a paper-piecing pattern.
The border is also broken up into 6-inch squares; the orange stripe is 4 inches wide, and the navy and white stripes are each 1 inch wide.
For the backing I used Mammoth flannel. The batting is wool, so this is a warm and cozy quilt.
The binding is a navy woven stripe.
I sized the quilt to fit on our son's bed. I made matching pillow shams using an adapted version of this tutorial.
I also made a throw pillow using the backing flannel fabric, and quilted it by following the lines of the plaid.
For the quilt, I quilted a cross-hatch in the orange areas, beads in the white strips, and a spiral design in the background.
Believe it or not, my quilt was inspired by this improv quilt. I originally considered using a similar improv technique for the AU logo, but in the end I chickened out and went with a more direct representation. I'm not sure the improv approach would have worked well for a relatively simple image such as this logo.