my best friend is here with her family and let me tell you: I AM LOVING IT!!! we do not get to see each other but once or twice a year, and we are soaking up every minute with each other. after breakfast today we headed out to hit a couple fabric shops to start picking out fabric for her baby-boy-to-be’s bedding (say that 10 times fast). then home with a little in-n-out for lunch for the families and then hours of playing with fabric.
not only are we working on the babe’s quilt (more on that soon), but also on quilts we’re doing together, probably a large throw blanket size, for our living rooms. the idea for these quilts came from our love of fabric and wanting to save every last bit for ourselves. so we decided to cut two 6 inch circles out of each of our favorite fabrics we’ve been hoarding over the years (nicole brought a huge basket of her best) – one circle for each of us out of each fabric. of course we’ve added newer fabric and will add a bit more as we’ve both decided we want it even a little bigger than you see in the pictures. today we cut circles out of piles and piles of fabric using a 6 inch circle of cardboard as a template and layed it all out on my dining table to get an idea of the size and layout options.
i’m not sure of what to do for a background fabric. i’m thinking a deep aqua/turquoise solid fabric (shocking, i know!), but not sure. brown could be nice, too. or even white. decisions, decisions. the circles will probably be messily stitched down with the rough edges out to fray for soft texture. i’ll probably use lots of different color threads for contrast.
so here’s where we need our help. i keep wanting to call this quilt the friendship quilt, which really kills me to even admit it because that just sounds so lame. but what do you call a quilt that is comprised of fabric that you would only share with your best friend, many of those fabrics bringing back memories of the past projects we’ve ade with them? please restrain yourself from cheesy answers. no “circles of friendship”, or “love make the world go round“. any great ideas? and why do i feel the need to name my quilt? weird.