This quilt was created as a trade for dog obedience classes from a long time Eugene dog trainer - who will remain nameless. If I remember correctly, he was a diving enthusiast and asked if I could design a quilt representative of the ocean as it gets darker the deeper you go. It was worth a try and I think it turned out well for my skill level at the time. But I'll never forget when I dropped the quilt off at the new owners house. Basically he answered the door as he was talking on the phone and as I handed him the quilt he nodded a thank you and shut the door. How rude! The cute little boy standing by the barn next to the quilt is my youngest son Josh. I'm not sure if he asked to be in the picture or if I had to bribe him. I think he just like being in pictures! Funny thing is he married a photographer! Check out http://bethanyfphotography.blogspot.com/ I happen to think she's one of the best out there! PS I no longer have the dog or the quilt. That wasn't a great trade!