Two words: Custom Orders.
It's not that I don't like making custom orders. I enjoyed seeing these colours come together again. It's just that when I make these, I have nothing to say. Do you ever feel like that?
When I am creating something new, words spring out of me so that I can't help but write and share my feelings and processes. But when I make something over, something I've put into a pattern, so I don't want to share too much to respect my customers and my work....I am mute. I get into bed at the end of the day and realise I haven't blogged again. Not that I'm on a schedule or anything. I just find it interesting.
I finished off four drawstring quilts this week. I was happy to do this order because I do my colour wheels in batches of 6. I made the coloured quilt tops almost entirely from scraps, even unpicking leftovers from previous colour wheels. I was pretty proud of myself with that. My customer asked for Joel Dewberry's Herringbone for the back of two of the quilts so I decided to quilt along the white lines in white. I'm SO happy with that result.
And then yesterday afternoon, Tim and I sat on our back verandah and snipped sticky-outy threads because our generous neighbours let our kids come over and throw the ball for their dog. It was probably win win. :)