5.12.2008

dot dot dot dot, dash dot dot dot

DotsDashesQuilt
A quilt for my BFF.

I can’t tell you how hard it was to keep this quilt a secret, and she was such a good sport about it. Even when I hint-dropped that I had a “surprise,” she did not press me as she knew I would cave. Instantly. With only the slightest of provocation.


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That’s what’s so great about her: she knows me better than I know myself, and quite often saves me from myself (especially when it comes to surprises). Not to mention the fact that she has crazy good thrift store karma. She is my lady luck of thrifting.

DotsDashesQuiltBack

When she and I were at Bolt last week and she so casually picked out the perfect missing fabric to this quilt, I nearly blew the surprise. But I bit my tongue, turned bright red and let out a little squeal instead. Just a tiny one, because I wanted this to be a surprise that she would love. And I think it was, and I think she did.

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I named it ‘dots and dashes,’ a reference to that secret code that only the bestest of friendships share…and also because there’s lots of dots and dashes all over it, hee!


Happy Birthday Sweet Girl (even tho we already celebrated it, but you can never get enough HBs, right?)

5 comments:

purplegiraffes said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. And I am not normally a fan of log cabin quilts - but this has won me over!

I'm also making a quilt for a childhood friend, for her wedding. But unlike you, I couldn't keep a secret...

tracey@paperdollsforboys said...

What a lovely tribute to a best friend. I really love the colors and the back is super cool! Lucky friend to get such a loving handmade gift!

Tamar said...

Hi there, I can't quite remember how I came upon WhatKnot, but I'm so glad I did. What a gorgeous quilt - the colors, the blocks, and those two cuties playing around with it (from the last post)!

Serena said...

Gorgeous quilt. I'm always a sucker for a good spot fabric, and you scored the jackpot here.

Mary Beth said...

It is gorgeous!!! What fantastic fabric selections! Your friend is very lucky--it will surely be an heirloom.