Hi all! I was on vacation for a few weeks...a 4554 mile road trip to visit some g/friends, and am just now getting caught up on all the new postings.
Seeing that the one I started about those unclear on the concept was still growing, I thought I would throw out this one for the "other side of the quilt" so to speak!
On one of the first quillows I made, I did a pieced top, single Irish Chain (nine patch & plain BRIGHT blocks), using some great fish & balloon prints with bright colors, black background, gold accents. It made me happy just looking at it! I planned it from the beginning to give to a friend of mine who is a pin striper for his brand new baby girl. (He uses lots of bright colors & loves to fish & has a ton of "fish" shirts that he wears.) I embroidered her name on the pocket of the quillow & gave it to him when it was finished. Being an artist himself, he really appreciated it & let me know too. And even better, when I had my truck repainted and asked him to stripe it for me, he refused to let me pay!
Well, I finally ordered a new Chevy HHR last year, and I called him up to set up an appointment for him to stripe it for me. (This time I did pay tho'! LOL) When he came to do the work, he told me that his daughter still loves her quillow & uses it all the time...and she's 12 years old now!!! Boy, did that ever warm the cockles of my heart!! I still smile thinking about it! :D
So now, what's YOUR happy story??