Have you ever made something simply because you thought the person you planned to give it to would like it? Not because it was a birthday or Christmas, just because you felt like it?
Because Wendy of Wendy’s Quilts and More likes vibrant shades of peacock blues and greens, in my head I often think of her affectionately as Mrs Peacock, who seems too nice to be a likely murder suspect in Cluedo. As I had a lot of Wendy-friendly colours left over from my big blue quilt, I made her this pincushion and popped it in the post.
It is the second pincushion I have made using the dahlia pattern from Sandi Henderson’s book Sewing Bits and Pieces. I do not have a decent photo of the first one, in reds and oranges, which was made before I started blogging. I gave it away as a door prize at our quilting retreat a few years ago, and the friend who won it uses it to this day.
That is the point, isn’t it: to make things that will be used and appreciated.
On that subject, I hope Afton of Quilting Mod uses and appreciates my (now her) knitting bag. Hers was the fourth comment. (Thank you, random number generator, for giving me a number that was easy to count!)
Congratulations, Afton. I will email you separately to get your postal address.
Thanks to everyone who entered. I got a kick out of discovering that no two people chose the same project as their favourite!