Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Ashley!

A few months ago a good friend of mine contacted me about a custom quilt for his wife. Normally I don't take on custom quilts because I just don't have the time. But this time I just couldn't say "No".

First of all, he was having this quilt made as a total surprise for her birthday. What a guy! I'm pretty sure most guys (mine included) would have to stop at the convenience store on the way home from work to snag a last minute birthday gift (a king size candy bar or maybe one of those cheesy chocolate roses by the register. Blech!) But not Justin. 
Secondly, he wasn't just planning an ol' gift a few, he was planning a quilt out of fabric she had purchased years before on a trip to Hawaii. I was impressed. And of course I was willing to help.


This is the quilt that I designed and made for my sweet friend. I was so glad I could be a part of Justin's thoughtful gift.

After thinking on it a while I knew I just couldn't cut up the cute fabric she bought, so I used it as a centerpiece for the whole quilt and built around it.

I appliques blocks of surfboards, pineapples, sea turtles, hibiscus flowers and of course flip flops and pieced them all around the quilt. I added a few extra hibiscus flowers to accent the center.

I love how this quilt turned out!



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Anita said...

What a lovely gift! Who wouldn't love to have a husband like that!

Yvonne said...

So sweet of you to help by making the quilt. Love it, especially the Flip flops!

Tracie said...

Ah-ha! That's what you were working on at the retreat. I love it. So is the center section what she bought in Hawaii, and the pieced section is fabric you chose to add to it?