I present - the finished Flag Quilt.
Perhaps a new all time favorite.
Last week my friend Julie, from Norway, was here. I've already mentioned in a previous post that we met in England and lived in the same flat for 5 months. And became life-long friends. It always feels like no time has passed when we see each other again, even though it's been a few years in between. We had a GREAT time just talking.
Thirteen years ago I visited her family in Norway with my parents.
(We were even there for the 4th of July.)
Let me just say, if you ever get the chance to visit Norway, run.
It's quite possibly one of the most beautiful places ever, in my humble opinion.
Here we are last week in downtown Salt Lake City.
(Which one of us looks like they've aged a lot faster?)
And so I made her a quilt for the occasion. And since I've been on a bit of a flag kick, I decided to use her three favorite flags. (Julie was born in the US and lived here for part of her childhood, so she has dual citizenship.) Isn't it great that their colors coordinate so nicely? Once again, I used Cath Kidston as my muse as well.
And I am so happy to report that she loved it. Hooray! She's always wanted a quilt. We both cried. Isn't that the greatest feeling? Giving someone a quilt that they love?
The back. All the fabric in this quilt came from the stash. Woo.
I love the blue and white floral stuff - so Scandanavian looking to me.
Reminded me of Julie's mom's kitchen.
Well, all the fabric was from the stash except for one. The binding. I was having a hard time finding just the right thing, when I found this awesome red dot print for 50% off. Perfect!
I didn't wash the quilt because I figured it would be easier for her to transport back home nice and flat. I guess I'll just have to find a way to get back to Norway sometime to see how the quilt looks washed.
And here is a little bit more of those mountains.