Made this for my dear friend, Maria. She's the triathlete in the photo from Tea Bags. She does triathlons and actually wins medals at them! It's from Quilted Gifts, it's a Kathy Mack pattern. I made this so Maria would have the ability to make art at her fingertips! She made a beautiful inspiring painting for me that I look at all the time.
Butters helped me match some of the fabric to the pencils, some came from P. Mookie and the light lavender color with the dots in diamonds was from my grandmother's stash. I really enjoyed the quilting part, although my piece was about 3 inches smaller than the pattern says (don't look at this too close). I f'ed up the tie again, some day I'll be able to figure it out.
Here's what I found the other day as I was getting dinner ready!