Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Saying Goodbye

My youngest daughter, Alissa and her husband Andy are moving to Tacoma, Washington.  She will be working in downtown Seattle, and Andy will be going to graduate school.  We are going to miss them sooooo much!

We had a going away party on Sunday afternoon.  As a going away gift a few of us from our church,  put together a quilt for them.  Sue Foster, had the idea to begin with, Sue owns a long-arm quilting business.  We needed to make it modern, Alissa is not a "country" lover.   We found the pattern Modern Chevron Baby Quilt, from You Had Me at Bonjour's blog.  It is a great pattern, easy to follow.

I had found a group of fabrics all in neutrals at Hawthorne Threads.  The collection is called Preeti, by Jessica Gonacha Swift, the nude palette.  We chose four Kona Cottons in nude colors to match for the background.

We had people in the church sign a solid square, which we placed around the top.

For the back I wanted to have some bold bright fabrics.  I found a this Kona Quiltcon fat quarter pack at the Fat Quarter Shop, choosing one blue and one green to make the pattern.

The design from the back was from a pin that I found on Pintrest.  I wish I could credit the original, but have looked and can't find the original creator.  Really a simple design, and easy to do.

Sue quilted it in straight lines about 1/2 inch apart, but stopping at the signature blocks.  This created a really cool pattern on the back.

There were a few signature blocks that did not come in time to put them in the top, so I incorporated them into the label.

They loved the quilt!

They leave Friday morning, and will have a great time driving across the country, seeing the sights along the way!!

Hope you are having a great week.



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