When it comes to friends, and special events like Birthdays… I can kinda suck. As in sometimes I don’t remember or totally blank on sending a gift on time. Like I said I suck. But when I do come through, I try to make up for my suck-y-ness with handmade awesomeness. Such is the case with this quilt! Taylor from Pink Heels Pink Truck is one of my bestest friends in the entire world. And since she is my bestest friend, I wanted to send her something epic for her birthday in April. Yeah… last April. But I’m getting ahead of my self 😉

High heels and pink trucks quilt for my bestie! - busybeingjennifer.com

March 2014… Taylor’s birthday was rapidly approaching, I was fishing for ideas on what to get for her, but she wasn’t much help. (LOL) She did mention wanting a new make up bag, so I thought about making her one… I turned to etsy to find the perfect fabric! On a whim I searched for Pink Truck Fabric. Guess what??? THERE IS PINK TRUCK FABRIC! Well, that got my brain to spinning… Maybe there was High Heel fabric? Guess What??? THERE WAS FREAKING HIGH HEEL FABRIC!!!!

High Heels and Pink Trucks Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com

In that moment Taylors High Heels and Pink Trucks Quilt was born! Of course, once I had the fabric in my hands, I had to decide on a quilt pattern. I wanted something that would still show off the fabric in all its glory. It took a lot of Hmmmm-ing and Haaaa-ing but I finally decided on a basic patchwork pattern with 6 inch squares.

High Heels and Pink Trucks Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com

At this point I had already missed Taylors birthday. Opps! I told her I was working on something… but OOPPS!!! *Bad Friend Alert*

High Heels and Pink Trucks Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com

Knowing that I’d need a quilt design wall to get the fabric placement just right, I popped into an open retreat at Sunset Quilt Retreat for a day and went to town! In 7 hours I had the top pieced and ready for quilting! I talked a little bit about that day, but I couldn’t share much since the bulk of my time was spent on Taylors quilt! And Pink Trucks?? that might have been a dead giveaway!

High Heels and Pink Trucks Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com

A couple weeks later, I had a chance to get it quilted. I was planning on getting it in the mail by October… for her half birthday? Lameeee… The longer I thought about it, the more I wanted to see her expression when she opened it! Soooooo…. I waited a couple more weeks, hand stitched the binding and packaged it up all pretty 🙂 Half birthday wrapping paper, half Christmas paper. At this point it became her Birthday AND Christmas gift. I’m cool like that 😉

High Heels and Pink Trucks Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com

Now its November and time for the #TXWB Farm to Table dinner in Dallas. I headed in early with a friend to help set up AND to give FINALLY give the girl her birthday present! And let me tell you… it was totally worth the wait to see her expression!

The exact moment that Taylor realized it was pink trucks and high heels on her quilt!  - BusyBeingJennifer.com

 

I managed to capture this with my cell. This is the moment that she realized her quilt was made of pink truck and high heel fabric! Like I said, worth the wait! *for me at least*

I’m pretty sure this High Heels and Pink Trucks Quilt was a hit with my bestie!

Have you ever royally failed at gift giving? Please tell me I am not the only one! 😉

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22 Responses to High Heels and Pink Trucks Quilt

  1. Lora @ CRG says:

    I LOVE it!! You are very talented… it looks amazing.

  2. megan says:

    How cute is that? I love it! Who would have thought they had pink truck fabric!

  3. pmoppins says:

    I'm with you on totally being lame about birthdays and gifts. That quilt is beautiful! You did a fantastic job and I'm sure she loves it!

  4. Valerie says:

    That quilt is beautiful! I'm sure she didn't mind waiting for it. I've never made a quilt before myself but my aunt gave me one she made for Christmas and I love it.

  5. geniabeme says:

    This is super cute!!!!!

  6. Leslie says:

    I love this! You did a great job, good pick. I love the colors! Aww, her face is great.

  7. Sarah says:

    WOW! That is amazing! You did a wonderful job!

  8. Nadine says:

    I have never, ever made a quilt – but I MUST HAVE ONE LIKE THIS

  9. debcb says:

    This was EPIC!! Love it! What a thoughtful gift!

  10. pnkheelspnktrk says:

    I take this quilt EVERYWHERE! 😉 LOL I love love love love love it!!! xoxox

  11. jthornburger says:

    I love seeing quilt-y goodness. It just makes me smile. Oh, and I am also fairly lame at birthdays…like I'm not sure when anyone's birthday is because I truly suck and remembering dates. You are definitely not alone on that one.

  12. monicageglio says:

    This is EPIC! I LOVE IT!

  13. Michele says:

    Great combo<3 I love it!!!

  14. debrapugh says:

    A very lovely quilt! 🙂

  15. Nicole says:

    Thank you so much for attending week 17 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can't wait to see what you have in store for our next party, Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see 🙂 Have a great day!
    Nicole

  16. Kimberly says:

    Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing. I would love one right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn't be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  17. Linda says:

    Fabulous quilt. So very sweet of you to do this for your friend. Thank you so much for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It. Happy New year!

  18. Sara Syrett says:

    Wonderful quilt! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  19. Beverly says:

    What a lovely quilt. Great fabric.Never heard of those fabrics. You did an awesome job.
    Hugs,
    Bev

  20. Liz W. says:

    Such a cute quilt! I love it! And I’m a terrible gift-giver…I alway miss someone’s birthday! Thanks for linking up with us at Funtastic Friday!

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