My neighbor asked me, a while ago, if I could make a few small quilts for gifts for relatives she is visiting later this summer. At first, I was pretty excited, so I got to work to make a sample of something I thought would be fun. She didn't like it, at all. She wanted something more traditional, and more puffy, like the old quilts with high loft poly batting. She pulled a piece she had purchased years before and asked if I could make something smaller, but with a similar design and loft. Reluctantly, I agreed. Then I put it off, until this week.
After looking at the sample for quite a while, I pulled some fabrics that I felt were representative of what she liked. I simplified the design, and created six little quilts (13" x 15"). I have the backings all cut, as well as the bindings. I have finished one, including the binding. Now I have five left to finish.
I have done a couple of commissions before, and each time I have learned that I have trouble getting past the "customer is always right." In each case, however, I have done exactly what the customer has asked for. I guess that builds character and stretches my personal growth. All good things.
Joyful quilting, everyone, and Happy 4th!