The Best of the PacNW - a Finished Quilt

This quilt - this is my heart and soul. And it's going to my heart and soul...no, not my husband, but my other husband. For some reason, when we moved to Washington, I didn't make many friends. Not deliberately, but just the stage of life. But the good friend I made, she was my everything.

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We worked out together every Monday. Long bike rides every week. I made her two Bloomsday t-shirt quilts when her sister-in-law died, and she helped cut them out. {Bloomsday 1, Bloomsday 2} We walked to downtown and had day drinking lunches. Ran races together. Watched each other's kids. Had spa dates - she took me out for my anniversary while my actual husband was deployed.

So it was pretty obvious that I was going to make her a quilt, that I had to make her a quilt.

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She's a lot more traditional than I am, although she did surprise me - the bright green Tula Pink was her pick. I think it was more for the animals, though. I pulled some pieces from stash to blend everything together {sort of} and round it out to sixteen blocks.

The fabric is all the awesome things about the PacNW - deer and coffee and camping and lakes and ... And a traditional Bear Paw design! I thought about going scrappy and mixing the blocks, but in the end, I decided that one-fabric blocks would work best.

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I pieced it on and off in between t-shirt projects for a couple months, then finished it off with a mitered border. {Better at the Lake tree stripe, also the binding.}

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It's quilted with my secret heart design, because of course it is. 

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The backing is Sweet Meadow flannel, and it's one of the good ones. So exceptionally soft! 

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With her new dog, Chloe. She got a dog right before we moved, and threatened to name it Kate so she could still say, "I'm going for a run with Kate" or "I'm getting a coffee with Kate." At least I'm replaced by a total sweetheart!

76" square

See also: Finish It Up FridayWhoop WhoopTGIFFNeedle & Thread ThursdayMonday MakingMain Crush MondayScraptastic TuesdayOh Scrap!Finished or Not FridayShow Off SaturdayOne Monthly GoalFinish Along{list}