I started taking on custom orders again, one or two whenever I had the time. I actually found myself missing the process of creating a quilt with clients. And I figured that if I took a more laid back approach, I'd be fine. I didn't have to accept every bloody thing that fell in my lap. And I didn't have to rush and forgo my social life and sleep to get a quilt done ASAP. The whole point of custom quilting for me is that I get to work with someone and make a quilt I sometimes wouldn't have thought up, play with fabric and make a quilt that'll go to a good home. If I didn't enjoy the process, then what's the point?! I'm not a machine.
This patchwork quilt is one I just finished for K. There's not much to say about it except that it's possibly one of my favourite quilts to make. Yes, it's simple, but deceptively so. You can slap together squares, no problem, but getting all those points to match is important to me, and takes a bit of effort. Plus, trying to balance your lights, mediums and darks, and to place your fabrics so that there's harmony is another not so simple task.
K picked the beautiful DS print for the backing, and she decided on this orange binding. At first she couldn't decide on binding (I think I'd given her four choices... probably two too many hehe) but I told her to go with her gut because there's really no right answer. I like to take that approach to quilting... the only person who has to like it is you, and you shouldn't make any apologies.
I'd started quilting it in a teal thread, but it seemed to fuss with the patchwork so much that I ripped it all out and used a white thread instead. Muuuuuuch better :)
I decided to take pictures of the quilt in our backyard since it's all freshly mown and the hubs was available to do some quilt holding hehe Now I kind of want to make myself a picnic quilt to have picnics in the backyard because it's completely shaded from the blasted sun :) Perhaps in the spring!