I live with this man who patiently takes out my 6 foot folding table and allows me to take over the living room quilting each weekend. I live with a man who tolerates threads everywhere in our house. Every where. I live with a man who never mentions my growing fabric stash, but always gets up every time I ask him to come “check out my newest block.” I live with a man who truly celebrates and encourages my new found love of quilting, and I am so thankful that he gets me. I live with a man who has yet to get a quilty gift from me.
Even though I sometimes look at him like this…
and because he always looks at me like that (yea, right…)
My man needs a gift.
Renee over at Quilts of a Feather, one of my first quilting friends, is the best at sending random surprises. A ways back I mentioned that I loved a geeky watch fabric that she had, because of course my husband not only HAS a calculator watch, but he wears it proudly. She surprised me by mailing off a piece and when I opened it I happened to have my leftover Chicopee out from this quilt. It was serendipitous. The colors were such a perfect match and they just screamed Forrest. I borrowed Cath’s paper piecing pattern over at Wombat Quilts, and quickly whipped up a pillow top.
I love how this turned out – now it’s time to quilt this baby and turn it into a pillow for his office.
Did you know his office is the one place I’m not allowed to put things… we’ll see about that…. muahahahahahaha.