A good friend of mine had ended a bad marriage a few years before and had finally found a good woman he loved. He was so surprised at his good fortune and one day pulled me aside to confide in me, “She even brings me coffee.” Because he collects a lot of old junk — like the old bath-tub in the picture, I put him in a bath-tub. She had a a dog named Ripley…so “Ripley’s believe it or not” popped in my head. Ripley has since died; hence the little angel-dog at the top which was added a few years later. 27″ X 25″. This quilt was given to my friends for Christmas in 2003. Machine pieced and top-stitched. Hand appliqued and embroidered. Completed in 2003.
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