This is what I was talking about yesterday- I made a small quilt for my parter, Cindy, who made that fab Nosey Parker pirate quilt for me. Cindy's favorite things were -
So I made her this-
The label rolls up and goes into the little rum bottle and hangs from a small hook on the back of the binding.
Since one of her favorite things is her cat, Took, I incorporated him (slightly tanner than his usual color) and his favorite things into the quilt, too....
He's snoozing in the sunshine, dreaming of canned cat food, his litter box, his favorite scratching post and his MOM... Most of which he has, right there on his island, the biggest litter box in the world, but all he really wants is his Mom...
So he's floating her off a message for her to send the boat to come and get him,
that he's ready to go home now. The boat is on the way, Cindy was missing her littlest of boys!
And I added a few little things to her package. It's been delivered and well received, apparently the whole family likes it. :) And that makes me really happy!
This was a fun swap and a challenging quilt. It measures 9" x 12" and it was a bit fiddly to work on. I messed up the first cat I did, so the whole thing nearly went into the trash after 2 days of working on it, but my husband convinced me it could be saved, so I spent about 3 hours picking out 5000 little stitches and I redid the cat and added the towel and it made a huge difference in this quilt. There are a couple of things I would do differently if I was doing another one like this, like I'd leave off the seagull because I don't think it's adding much to it, but otherwise, I'm pretty happy overall.