Which Way Should I Go?
The mixed media fairy did not leave me for long. I guess I just need to go with the flow and play where the spirit moves me to. I started making these little pins and when they were finished I made a few more just for fun. I like them!
DH had asked me to make a retirement gift for someone he has known for many years. I had hoped that he was going to go along with the idea of a generous 'sofa' quilt, but he said that he wanted a full sized bed quilt. I had given up on a project that I had been working on for some time. I'd been making 25 patch blocks that just became too boring to continue with (see previous post here). I had made quite a lot of them, but with a large quilt looming on the horizon I was very grateful to have a starting place so that all of that time and fabric would not go to waste. It's 106 X 90 now and almost ready to go to my favorite long arm quilter, Keri Stone of Orcas Island. I will get it finished by really squeaking the deadline - I hope that I will anyway. I know that Keri is going to turn this ho-hum top into a wonderful quilt!
The thing is - that when you make a quilt that is going to someone else - that they have not chosen for themselves it's kind of scary. There are TWO other people in this equation, and I have no feel for what they would want. Traditional is perfect though as no one generally does not a traditional quilt to sleep under, and the colors will go with their 'country' themed home. I love making art quilts, but I have to admit that I prefer to sleep under traditional quilts. How about you? Do you have any preference for what kind quilt you sleep under?
They have different front and backs
Below: Still on the blocking boards on a rain soaked deck.
See how the color helps make all of that rain soaked grey look better?! So that's what I have been up to. I started another shawl too, but decided that I did not like the color combinations - so I ripped it all out.
I'll start a new project this evening as I watch the Olympics. How has your week been? Or should I say how have your WEEKS been?! I always appreciate the friends who remind me I need to catch up on things!