Quilting can be a solitary craft. Most days, it’s me and my sewing room. I choose the design, the fabrics and the process. Sometimes, though, I get a custom order. These are exciting and a bit scary. I have to let someone else make the choices of color, size, and design. I have to listen to them carefully, try to see their vision for a quilt that doesn’t exist yet. I get all nervous.
After the custom quilt is done, every time without fail, I am a bit changed and the quilts I design next are better. It’s like I keep a bit of that new vision like a little extra spice to add to my next project.
Here is a custom version of my Summer Stars Quilt. The changes my friend suggested to make the quilt unique for her were excellent.