Friday, April 17, 2009

My Second Favorite Quilt

I have decided to participate in the online quilt festival. I love to read people's stories of inspiration, so I thought I would contribute mine too. Unfortunately my camera died completely yesterday so I wasn't able to get a pic of my first quilt, which is my favorite because of the sentimental value. I will write about it here sometime. just not today.

My second favorite quilt is the one I made for my best friend Jennifer. Her and I have had a tumultuous friendship, and somehow despite the hardships she has endured and I have tried to help her with, we made it out on the other end. I call her just to call her, and usually she doesn't answer but I usually just feel better after the action of dialing the phone. When I do talk to her, she instantly gives me the best advice because she KNOWS me and she loves my little quirks. She calls me Martha as in THE Martha and we make jewelery together and explore and shop and hike and eat and I love her. I never know if the people I love know how much I love them. So in this case I decided to make her a quilt as a housewarming for the new abode that her and her BF Robbie bought in LA.

I am pretty modern and wanted to do something with solid colors and used a pattern I had purchased to make a batik quilt for my mom, but I thought it would look amazing with greys and purples. Also a perfect color combo for Jen. It was a long process and a lot of cutting, and there was NO grey fabric out there, but oh man. I LOVE this quilt. i can't even express how much I love it. Without further ado, here it is. I hope you enjoy it!!


Thanks for looking!! Join the fesitval and the FUN!! Quilt on!! ;)

15 comments:

Zonnah said...

I love the color combination. Very nice!

Sandra said...

Great quilt--it has a mellow vintage Amish feel. I'm in Moab, Utah. And Amy is from Park City, UT (well, Heber City) from her profile.
Hope you check out my quilt.
Maybe I'll meet you sometime at Utah Quilt Guild annual quilt fest, you could even bring a quilt in for an appraisal.
Sandra

Miss Behave said...

I think I commented on this quilt before but I'll say it again: it's absoultely stunning! And it's great to have someone in your life who just gets you!

Kerri said...

such a lovely quilt!! aren't the ones we make for the people who are so dear to us, just even that much more meaningful!!

Natasha said...

Lovely colours!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely quilt. I made a quilt for a very good friend years ago. We had had a falling out, and she has since passed a way, but I was so glad that I made the quilt for her. I loved her so much and I really miss her.

Quilt Pixie said...

your sense of colour shines trough in this quilt -- its a really stunning combination of fabrics.

nicolette said...

So sweet to make your friend a gorgeous quilt!

Linda said...

That's beautiful!!! I love it!!

stitchinpenny said...

Very pretty and I love it.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love the color combo! so fun Thanks for sharing your quilt and I hope you get to share the other soon :)

Kim said...

What a great gift! It does have a sort of Amish feel to it, except no black and don't they always have black? Anyway I think Jen is one lucky lady!

Rhonda said...

Love your quilt. Great color choices!

SewCalGal said...

I love the colors and design of your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Martine said...

Pas commun,mais oh combien moderne