This post is about friendship and the funny inside jokes that go along with it so I apologize ahead of time if you don’t get the joke, but maybe you can just enjoy the quilt.
I have a dear friend who has been going through some tough, personal stuff the last few years but has always managed to get through it with laughter. One thing that helped was watching the movie, The Other Woman starring Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz. The premise is that Cameron Diaz’s character starts seeing a guy that she thinks is single only to realize that he is married to Leslie Mann’s character and somehow the two women become friends. At one point during their hi-jinks of trying to get the best of the devious man, Leslie Mann’s characters explains that “Today is a light recon day.” And just like that a motto was coined for my friend and I.
I decided that it would be really fun to make a quilt to commemorate our fun times and our motto. I used the Spelling Bee book from Lori Holt for the letters and the car block. The background fabrics are all from my low volume stash and are very random. The fabrics for the letters are all Lori Holt fabrics from my stash. I also had yardage of some Bake Sale by Lori Holt in my stash so I used that up for the backing.
I designed the binoculars quilt block as a reminder of our fun trip to Jackson, Wyoming where my dear friend was intent on trying to find a bear, something I wasn’t really excited to do. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t mind the hiking and the other wildlife but I didn’t want to end up in a scenario where I was face to face with a bear.
Overall, the quilt finished at 68″ x 72″, a perfect lap quilt. The quilting is a simple, all over meander. But most importantly, this quilt reflects a friendship that I cherish. A friendship that through laughter has helped both of us to get through some tough times. Jean… I thank you for your friendship.