Friday, April 29, 2011

Heidi's quilt

We moved here nearly four years ago. That first year was brutal - we were a one-car family, I didn't know a lot of people, halfway through that year I got pregnant with our second and it was not a fun pregnancy, you get the idea. Right before our daughter was (finally) born, a new family moved in. That first Sunday I saw her at church, I thought, oh I hope we can be friends! It's fun when things work out sometimes :)

She has ended up being one of my favorite people here over the past three years, and her husband is my husband's best friend. She helped throw baby showers for my last two babies, has been there through some really good times and some not-so-good times. And they are moving at the end of the school year. I can't tell you how sad that makes me.

Her daughter was born a year before I started quilting with any regularity, so I never made her a quilt. So I thought that would be a perfect going away gift. It turns out she thought so too. And here it is -
I thought Fandango would be a great fit for her, and I love anything Kate Spain. I used the Abracadabra pattern from Bloom and Blossom. Match made in heaven.
The quilting was simple - echo quilting 1/4" around each box with some straight lines around the outside perimeter.I love a striped binding!
The pieced back makes me happy too - two lovely fabrics with an extra column I pieced to tie it all together. I love a good finished quilt!
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16 comments:

Manda said...

Beautiful, I love fandango fabric!

amylouwho said...

yep, pretty much totally awesome! Great work. So glad I got to see it in person!

Kelly Irene said...

I think the column on the back is perfect. What a wonderful gift for your friend...something she will surely treasure! I know it's so hard when people move...almost all of our close friends have moved in the last year...no fun!

Hollie said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love it!

Dee said...

You should submit this to QuiltStory...it's such a wonderful post.

The quilt is even that much more beautiful to my eyes and the back is just lovely!

Kim said...

Really beautiful!!!!! The Fandango is very nice, the more I see it the more I am falling for it!!!!

traceyjay said...

yea for friends! So pretty... I too like the back. :)

allyn said...

this is adorable!

Kristen said...

Beautiful quilt! I love how that large rectangles make the fabric shine!

Have a great weekend!

ktquilts said...

Awesome quilt!!! The pattern and the fabric are apparently as good a fit as the two of you.

Dayna said...

The colors in this quilt are very refreshing!

Carla said...

It's fresh and ready for spring!

lemonadegal said...

Brynn - I'm sorry your friend is moving. What a beautiful quilt you have made for her daughter. I love the pieced back and the Fandango fabric!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the pattern you used, how fun! And of course great fabric...I'm sorry that your friend is moving away :-(

Bloom said...

Brynn, congratulations on your gorgeous version of 'Abracadabra'! It looks wonderful in Fandango. You have done a great job.

Michelle said...

I love it Brynn! It's truly gorgeous, and your story is so touching. What a wonderful gift!