Monday, December 12, 2016
It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving~
I was approached once to make a quilt for someone to give as a gift~ My first reaction: "I don't make quilts to sell!" After much encouragement from a sweet friend I acquiesced and I am now onto the 2nd quilt I've sold (Yes! To a Friend!).
Just to make mention, I am a novice. I enjoy learning the art of quilting and all of my quilts are pretty much practice quilts. So selling was not really on my radar. I fall in love with the fabrics as I choose them, cut them up and piece them back together again. I don't want to sell these!
It helps me to let go of the quilt when I talk to my friend and gleaning ideas from them. What are they looking for? What is a favorite color they would choose and any other little tidbits about that person help me make the quilt theirs.
The Grandmother's Attic Window above has no panels, just the wonderful snowy outdoors!
The owner chose his option of fabric, the snow camo and really wanted something highlighting his dogs. The back of the quilt is a tribute to the dogs my friend loved. I must say! He was truly happy with his quilt~