I met my friend Toni in June 2004. We became fast friends, and it wasn’t too long after we met that we realized we both have a passion for quilting. And vintage stuff. And feedsacks. And fabric. And shopping for all of the above. And she also has a thing for owls. Owl graphics, owl knick-knacks, live owls, she even has an owl house on a tree behind her home! I gave her some owl stuff for Christmas along with some other gifts, and she loved the owl items! When I first saw Amy Schimler’s Forest Fun fabric, I knew I had to make something for Toni. (Toni is the friend I made all of these with.)
Then, I came across this great free pattern on the Robert Kaufman website:
Aren’t they adorable? The pattern is called “On a Whim”, also designed by Amy. And that cute round pillow is included in the pattern. So…this weekend, I made this pillow as a fun little birthday gift for my quilting pal, Toni…
Meet Oliver. Ollie for short.
Happy Belated Birthday, Toni!