Tuesday, November 19, 2013

4 Seasons Quilt

How long have you known the friend you've the longest?  For me, it's been over 30 years!  We met in first grade.  We've been through ups and downs, we've gone years without talking - simply because life got in the way.  Somehow - no matter how long it had been - we always find our way back to each other.

I had a milestone birthday this year and she flew out to surprise me.  It had been 10 years since we last saw each other.  People that know me wouldn't usually use the word speechless.  I like to talk!  Well, I couldn't put together a coherent sentence for about an hour after she walked through my front door. 

Since I couldn't fly out for her milestone birthday, I wanted to do something that I hope is equally as special - though not nearly as fun.  :)  She loves trees, and her favorite story is "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein, so I set out on a mission to design and make a tree quilt.  I decided on having a tree for each season.
Art quilts are one of my favorite projects, and this turned out better than I could have hoped when I started.  The back is a soft flannel.  I added an iron on label that I traced with pigma inks and colored with crayon, then heat set.  

Love you my friend - Happy Birthday!