Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Promise kept.






I promised my friend, '70's and '80's super model Nancy Donahue, that I would make her a quilt back in March 2010. It took me way too long! However- i was aiming for a perfect interpretation of her infectious laughter, sunny disposition, resemblance to Doris Day, and faithful friendship.
This quilt, made from 2 packs of "jellyroll" strips from Kate Spains "Verna" (moda) line, holds hands a sunny, butter yellow print from Jennifer Paganellis Sis Boom "Poodle" line. Quite fitting, since these fabric designers are good buddies, too!
The jellyroll pieces were "braided" together- Hence, the "Friendship Braid Quilt". It is an over sized queen, which was a bear to quilt- but with lots of trimming and measuring i was able to square it up. This often happens when quilting long, narrow strips together. The pretty daisy quilting is a nod to Doris Days, "Please don't eat the daisies!" song. I hope she likes it as much as I liked making it for her. She's the one on the left.

6 comments:

Nina pomeroy said...

What a gorgeous thoughtful quilt!

Jennifer said...

Nice work Nancy, now that's a bucket list checked..Yay for Nancy D' love you guys...btw that looks like a ton of work Nancy G.!!!!

James said...

....wow, Nancy Donahue...I remember her! Ha-ha!
I am sure Nancy will love it, especially because it was a labor of love from you!! It is a very cheery quilt, just like her...if i remember correctly...it's been so long since I've seen her! Tell her hi from me, hopefully she will remember me!
James

Carla Hegeman Crim said...

LOVE it!!! Such a bright, pretty quilt! She is going to treasure it!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh what a sweet, happy quilt. I am sure your friend will love it. You know you have a gift not all of us have, I love the way you share it xoxoox Clarice

kate spain said...

nancy, i love your quilt so much!! beautiful and springy and just the thing to brighten up the winter landscape (nothing melting here, how about where you are?) Your girlfriend Nancy is one lucky lady! xo