Today’s Random Crap is different. I don’t feel like sharing links. Instead, I’m going to share a recent quilt. I have a friend who sends the best cards! A few years ago, I got a “You’re all that and a bag of chips.” I’m pretty sure my Christmas card had “fuck” in it somewhere. A few months ago, I got a box full of dark chocolate eggs and a card that said, “AWKWARD.” There were a ton of bags, so some people might have thought “Awkward” was fitting. But when I opened the card it was full of $20s. Awkward indeed.
But then I read it. She asked and paid for a quilt. My choice. My work. Her quilt.
She had left comments on IG photos about wanting a quilt, but I assumed she was being nice. People say things like that. People are nice. But she shoved money at me and there was no way to refuse. Plus I really do think all houses should have at least one handmade quilt.
I’m not quiet about my non-professional quilts, so I was confident that she would be aware the lines wouldn’t be super straight. But I went to work to create the best possible quilt for her family. I wanted to know her family room colors and her plans for the quilt. There’s a few camera prints in there. We met because of photography, so it’s fitting. Her Scrappy Trip is full of oranges and some hints of teal. I hope I created something that will host backyard picnics, offer comfort from a scary movie, a nice photography background, and a cozy snuggle.
I still love this pattern. I’ve got a much smaller one planned. This one is maybe 70 x 70. It grows and the pattern forms after a bunch of blocks have been created. That pushes me to work on the next block. It works really well with a variety of patterns. But I think a break is in order. No worries, it won’t be my last!