See You Soon

Just a few weeks ago, one of my best friends dropped her oldest daughter off to college. I had decided to make a her a quilt, and it seemed like it would time right. I decided to call it “See You Soon,” because I was hoping to finish it before Peach Days. I don’t always name quilts, but when you enter the Guild show they give you a form to fill out, which includes the quilt’s name.  If you don’t name it, Lynette says she’ll name it for you!

With getting kids and myself back into school, and going on a ladies kayak trip, I ran out of time and finished it the day after Peach Days was over.

This quilt was a challenge because I wanted to do an unusual border. I saved some blocks to do that, but when I put the border on it looked absolutely horrible. I ended up cutting them off.  I took the center with me to JoAnn, and auditioned some fabrics with my daughter and my other friend. A random lady came by, too, and said she liked the same one everyone else had voted on.

I am really happy with it, and I hope it reminds her that we all look forward to when we’ll see her daughter again soon.

2016 Quilts

These are my Quilts from 2016.

They each went to someone I love very much, and have a story behind them.

The turquoise went to a friend who has not been blessed with her own children, but who is rearing her niece and nephew, and told me she was “expecting” again as a joke, because more of her siblings’ kids were coming to visit her as well.

The purple plus sign went to a friend who finished an educational program which was very challenging, and who was having a bit of a dark winter.

The scrappy one is for my sister. The photo of the full front truly doesn’t do its color justice. The braid quilting on the border represents sisterhood. It is one of my favorite quilts I have ever made. I almost couldn’t bear to give it away. Almost.