Friday, July 1, 2011

Haylee's Quilt

Another month, another friend moving away. This is one of the major downsides to being the civilian in a military town - your friends all move away every three years. The upside is that new, fabulous friends also move in every year.

Anyway, Haylee has been a great friend these past three years. She was always there when I needed someone and was always understanding and sympathetic of the joys of lots of little kids (she has five!). She also helped throw the baby shower for my last not-so-little one. She and her family left last week for a new duty station, and I couldn't see her off empty-handed. So I made this.I had this idea to use a layer cake of Freebird by Momo and Kona Bone for the HSTs, so I started cruising Flickr for inspirations. I found this, which was exactly what I was thinking about and fabulous, and so I went with it.The quilting was simple - just echo quilting 1/4" away from the seams, only on the Bone side.My favorite part of the quilting is the tiny triangles it made in the corners of each large triangle.For my pieced backing, I used a few extra HSTs to make hourglass blocks. I love how the hourglass blocks reference the front without copying it directly. I love the back :)The binding is one of the simple egg-polka dots from that line.Happily, Haylee liked the quilt as much I did. Though if I hear she has it in a closet somewhere, afraid to use it for fear of getting it dirty, I may just take it back. It's a good one.Go check out all the other lovelies at Sew n Tell Friday!

13 comments:

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

It's beautiful! What a lovely way to send your friend off to her new place. ☺

Visiting from Sew & Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! ☺

Kelly Irene said...

We have had so many friends move recently too, and it looks like it's going to be our turn soon. It is definitely not easy! The quilt looks great, and what a great way to send off a good friend.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This IS a good one. Love the front and love the back too! Lucky friend who better be cuddling in it!

Cille said...

I LOVE your quilt. Really do. The front as well as the amazing back. Your friend is very lucky :) The Freedbird fabric is a favourite of mine and I just finished a quilt for myself (first time - they usually they end up as gifts) in the same fabric.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Wow! The design is great and the fabric is lively and the backing looks amazing! I am impressed with how you gain new friends every 3 years. That's a great attitude.

Carla said...

What a great way to honor your friendship. The quilt looks so pretty and I love the backing! It's like two quilts in one. If she doesn't take it out of the closet, the her that the boogie man is going to come and take it, :o)

notes of sincerity said...

What a beautiful quilt!! :o) And such a lucky friend to receive it. I remember military life all too well, somehow everyone was relocated, but us, so we were typically the ones saying goodbye as well. :o) I would not change it for the world, as much as it saddened us to see them go, we were so thankful for the time we had.
Have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! and I love your backing as well!

Adding this to my Quilts I love board on Pinterest!!

Kelly said...

this is lovely, I am a big fan of HST and I love the scale of yours! Nice job!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

It's a beautiful quilt and a very special going away gift:)

allyn said...

brynn, the quilt is so classy. every corner is perfect. how do you do that?
just a note: we live in norfolk, youknow, the military capitol of the country. i have a friend who WILL not befriend anyone who is not staying over three years. it has gotten too hard for her to say good bye. i like to look at it the way you do, though. you get to meet so many wonderful people who become part of your life almost forever.
amy is one such person.
LOVE the quilt, again.

Mommies and Beyond said...

cute quilt, now following via the amylouwho blog. id love for you to visit me at mommiesandbeyond dot com. excited about sharing and discovering new projects!

Andy said...

I love that backing!
--andy