Today, an excerpt from my second book, Stash Envy:
"Once upon a time, I found a darling appliqué pattern in a quilt magazine. It was a delicate little picture of three entwined roses tied with a blue ribbon. I hesitated a bit before I attempted it, as the large rose had twenty or more separate petals. Some of the pieces were no bigger than my thumbnail. But it was such a sweet little pattern; I just had to make it up.
It was a challenging applique pattern, but weeks later, I finished it. It was so pretty! I cut the block into and oval shape and appliquéd an oval border around it. I liked it so much that I hand quilted it with feathered wreaths and lacy loops. I mounted the entire thing on a piece of oval foam core board to finish it. I thought it was gorgeous! I found my husband in the garage and showed him my masterpiece.
“Oh…how nice. You made a toilet seat cover,” he said.
ARRRRGGH! No! It wasn’t a toilet seat cover! But now that he mentioned it, that’s exactly what it looked like. The size and shape was exactly perfect. He was right. I had worked for two weeks on a toilet seat cover. I could never look at that little quilt in the same way, ever again. After unsuccessfully trying to get the “toilet seat quilt” picture out of my mind, I gave up and hung it in the bathroom."
So now you get to see it with your own eyes...the infamous Toilet Seat Quilt. Meh.