i love quilt commissions.
i love them because it gives me an excuse to make a quilt.
i love that people pay me to play with fabric.
it doesn't get much better than that does it?!
i also love quilt commissions because i love that other people come up with colour combos that i wouldn't necessarily be drawn to.
last week i had a quilt commission to make a quilt for molly's 1st birthday.
all of molly's female relatives had clubbed together to buy her what will become an heirloom. how gorgeous an idea is that? not a plastic unnecessary toy in sight just a beautiful long lasting piece that i particularly am very proud to be part of.
even though i was working in a colourway that i wouldn't ordinarily do, i had a surprisingly good collection of fabrics in and only needed to top up a few which i found in the beautifully stocked Tikki.
i had only made my giant hexie quilt in my trademark teal grey and mustard before so it was a lovely refreshing change to make it up in something different.
i look forward to being paid to play some more.
(ps sorry about the blurry (atmospheric?) photographs...molly's aunt came to whisk the quilt away before i could take some decent shots...but you get the idea)