I don’t accept most commissions anymore. Mostly I want to make what I want, when I want. And I do. But sometimes a commission is tempting.
As Ellen’s was when she asked me if I would make her three quilts for Christmas gifts for her family.
She sent me a list of the colors that her family members like and left the rest to me. That works for me. I also like having three quilts to work on back to back, as I did last Christmas when Linda commissioned me to do something similar for her families Christmas.
Making quilts like this keeps me focused and each quilt informs the next in ways I can’t anticipate.
I started the first of Ellen’s quilts last week. It was slow going at first, but between yesterday and today I finished designing it.
I didn’t take as many pictures of its progress as I sometimes do. But you can see a bit with the few pictures I have of how it evolved.
Seeing it all done, I know it was influenced by the weaving I saw in Chimayo NM.
I still have to put the batting in, make the backing and tack it before it’s all done.