Remember this quilt? I love this one. I made it in February, just a couple months ago, and I had so much fun with it. I love the fabric and pattern, and it might even be my favorite quilt that I have made.
I gave it to my best friend Vanesa last month. I didn't start this with that in mind, I originally wanted to make it for my couch. But as I was working on it, she kept coming to mind. Purple is her favorite color, and I knew that she would love this quilt. We've been best friends since we were 10 years old and in the fourth grade. We've helped each other through the best and worst times. She doesn't sew, and I knew it would be extra special to her.
So I gave it to her, and I'm so happy that I did. She took these lovely pictures of it, and I just had to share them with you. It is funny, though. As I was quilting it, I kept thinking that maybe I should keep it for myself, because I really do like it. But that day, she left a comment on a blog post I had written about the quilt. I had shared some pictures of the finished quilt top, and she wrote that while she always loves the quilts I make, this was her favorite one by far. How funny is that?! So that day, I decided that it was her quilt for sure, and I quilted her named into the quilt. Do you see it? It is right under the peachy starburst fabric in the photo below. I took this shot before I gave it to her, but couldn't share it until now.
Hope you don't mind me sharing my little story. What about you? What is your favorite handmade gift that you've given away? I'd love to hear about it.