I have long been fascinated with octopuses, their eight long tentacles, their countless suction cups, their bulging eyes and their ability to change color. I could deluge you with octopus trivia! Did you know, for example, that octopuses have nine brains and blue blood? That their arms have a mind of their own (two-thirds of an octopus’ neurons are in its arms, not its head). An octopus can problem-solve how to open a shellfish with one arm while another arm is busy checking out a cave for more food.
My hand-quilted pink octopus rests on a background of uneven stripes in shades of blue, green and grey. Its suction cups are tiny pink buttons.
This Queen-size quilt is 78 x 82 inches. Its top is 100 percent Kona Cotton. While it doesn’t contain batting, it has a super soft, high-quality 100 percent flannel cotton backing. It is lightweight and made for the summer months.
Photos: Rebecca Krasnik