Once I completed the "Down to earth" quilt # 4, I took it to work to show to a co-worker Laura, who is very talented. She makes and wears her own clothes - and looks terrific. While Laura was admiring my handiwork, Dan stopped by and noticed the quilt. The following conversation ensued:
D: Did you make that?
P: Yes. It was fun.
D: How much does that cost? How long does it take?
P: Well, it depends.
D: Would you make a quilt for my niece?
P: Absolutely. I cannot stop making them and if someone wants it so much the better.
Well, I was dying to try the pinwheels pattern and the fact that Dan would give it to his niece was just perfect. Dan's niece Julia is about 3 and loves everything pink. I showed the fabrics to Dan and he agreed to my choices.
There was one other thing. Dan wanted me to add the letter J on the back of the quilt. My applique skills are less than rudimentary. Here is the result - hope Julia won't notice the imperfections. I love the backing fabric :-)
Pink Pinwheels was completed in August/September 2013. Julia must have received it on Christmas morning. Hope I can get a picture of the quilt with Julia!
And here she is - Julia enjoying the quilt. And this is one of the reasons to quilt...to see that face.