Which new quilts?
Ding, dong, commission quilts are done!”
“Simple Gifts” ©2010 36” x 36”
Yes, they truly are finished. I’ve received my final payment from Gary, and I will be delivering the pieces to him tout de suite. I've gone back to working on my NUTs (Nagging Unfinished Tasks) and my QuIPs (Quilts In Progress). It feels good to be playing with bright colors again -- I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms from not spending enough time with my friends Fuchsia and Chartreuse.
The machine quilting on “Simple Gifts” was kept, well, simple, to reflect the Shaker style, and I used a neutral thread to enhance the colors of the quilt, rather than contrast with them. And, yes, there are three more quilts just like this one at home.
Creating these wall quilts provided me with great experience and increased wisdom. My thanks go out to all of you who have followed me on this journey and who offered sage advice when I needed it – I do so appreciate your support.