Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival, Spring 2014

As I've mentioned before, we live in a military town.  While this gives us opportunities to meet lots of new people and make a number of good friends, this also means that those new people and good friends all eventually move.  Summer, the moving season, can be rough that way.

This year, three of our closest friends and their families are moving.  It's a doozy of a year.  So, my sewing machine has been busy making them a little something to let them know just how much they meant to us. 

First up is Teri.  We used to live down the street from each other and worked together for two years in our church's youth Sunday School program (Primary).  She also has four kids, and she and her family have been such good friends to us while they've been here.  A few years ago, we co-hosted a baby shower for another friend, and I pulled some fabric in the chosen colors to help with decorations.  She loved the combination, so when it was time to start her quilt, I knew where to go.
The pattern is by Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations, called Chevron and On.  It was super simple, but a great way to show off some favorite fabrics and some fun, spunky colors.  Just like Teri :)
And oh, are there some favorite fabrics.  Kate Spain's Central Park and Verna, Bonnie and Camille's Ruby and Happy Go Lucky, Amy Butler's Lark, lots of good Riley Blake polka dots and chevrons, V and Co's Simply Color and Simply Style, Lizzie House's Red Letter Day and Happy Pilgrim, and even some Neptune.  I'm smiling just thinking about it all :)
I kept the quilting simple - just 1/4" on either side of the diagonal seam lines.  Not only did I like the simplicity of it, but I also discovered her movers were coming a full month earlier than I had been thinking, so time was not my friend.
Some Happy Pilgrim stripes to bind it off - stripes make for such great bindings!
Later this summer, this quilt (and Teri and her family) will be setting off for lots of new adventures in Singapore.  And while I'll miss Teri a lot, at least a little piece of me will be coming along for it all.

Now go see all the other lovely quilts, and thanks for stopping by!


Caroline said...

Beautiful, I love the color combination too! What a sweet gift for a friend:)

CitricSugar said...

Very cute! And how cool is it that your quilt will be travelling to the other side of the world?

Terri Ann said...

What a marvelous quilt. I love the name though I'd have the habit of calling it Chevron and on and on and on :) The fabrics you used look like they could've come out of one full collection so great job coordinating your stash for this stash buster! Good luck in the BQF!