After returning from QuiltCon, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and I were chatting on Facebook, and she showed me a project in progress using my Spoonflower fabrics, but I had to promise to keep it a secret and not blog about it.
So, I promised, and when we got to talking about the trip home I mentioned spending my birthday on an airplane. It was OK, though, because I tend to celebrate more on March 8th, the day I went home to my adoptive parents. That was when Victoria said she would send me the top as a birthday gift, and I could get it quilted. Of course, I was utterly speechless. The top arrived yesterday. When I opened the package, it took my breath away.
The top is about 42" square, and the design resembles a large French Star with a smaller, central spinning star, and it's even more bright and beautiful in person. Seeing my fabric used in such a creative way fills me with joy. There is also some handwork embellishing the green patches surrounding the central star, and a wonderful, personal label for the reverse side.
What a magnificent gift it is, and what an artistic gift she has. Thank you, Victoria, you're the best! I am completely thrilled and awestruck. There is also an up-and-coming long-arm quilter who is pretty excited. :)