When I got a "text" from my 15 year-old granddaughter asking me to make her a quilt, I was shocked.
She had no idea that I have never made a bed-sized quit in my life. As a fiber artist, my work is made to hang on the wall, not on a bed. But, how could I say no?
Gulp! She sent me some photos of fabrics she liked and they were easy -- greens, blues and browns. I sent a couple of designs to her and she chose an antique design made in the late 1880's. Broken Dishes. Today, a contemporary pattern as well as a traditional pattern.
I finished the top this week and gave it to a long-armer to quilt and bind. Too large for me to manage and I know she will do a good job. I will share a photo of the entire quilt in March. Meanwhile, here is a snippet.
Making a bed-size quilt for my Granddaughter was challenging but fulfilling. I wish my grandmother did the same for me.
I find making books/booklets addictive.
I love the idea of creating art just to mail away for free to a worthy cause.