As some of you know - this quilt was made for a friend who is giving it to her sister-in-law for her first baby. I had some requirements for this quilt. I was to incorporate purple and green in the quilt in a prominent way. This was a bit of a challenge as I wasn't sure my vision as an artist was matching up with the "client's" vision.
I did do a bit of growing with this quilt. I learned to trust my instincts a little more and even though I may be commissioned to make a quilt with some parameters, I'm first and foremost an artist. This is my work and I have to make quilts that are my personal aesthetic, my brand. And it's okay to give choices instead of taking orders. I pushed for a softer version of what my friend wanted and gave her choices that I felt good about. In the end, she agreed with me and is very excited to see the finished quilt.
I had so much fun making this, even with my struggles.
Thank you Amy for organizing this fabulous festival! It's great to see so many quilters participating and supporting each other.