Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A group in the office decided to make a comfort quilt for Dana. I was asked to participate, because I am the resident quilter and Dana's friend. Then several non-quilter staff members came to me to ask for my assistance because they wanted to be a part of Dana's quilt and to let her know how much we all care. We are contributing blocks but some wanted specific designs. One person came to me with fabric only with no other requirements than to add any ocean critter that I wanted to the block. Another staff person wanted something pretty and pink with flowers (oh boy!). Still another wanted a block showing sea lions because she and Dana have "a thing" for sea lions. I struggled with what I would do. I didn't want to do another cancer ribbon or ocean critter. I wanted to do something that would make Dana laugh out loud (she has a wicked sense of humor), so off I went to my stash. After searching through every bin and bag, I found what I wanted -- Laurel Burch's Ocean Songs. I had completely forgotten about this fabric and the piece with the mermaids rang the bell.