Friday, May 6, 2011

The Beauty in Custom

I wanted to share some wonderful photos I received from a woman who asked me to make a custom quilt for her last year. She wanted something special for her new home; something handmade and unique just for her because she deserved it (and she does!!). Most of the time I make things and never get to see how they are being used and loved. I cherish such pictures because what I do is my passion. I feel connected to each piece; letting them go is not always easy. With custom pieces I want to know about the person I am creating for. It gives me something to think about while I am making it...I think about their story and what I know about it and I picture it in their home. I could ramble on about this but I will spare you and show you the pics of her beautiful boys and their family quilt.

I have one more thing to say about his quilt ... I NEVER would have chosen the bold coral solid fabric. I gave her options. The coral was my least favorite but it was her choice and it made the most beautiful quilt:) A shout out to you Heather for helping me to look outside the box with regards to color. It's a lesson I hope I take to my sewing room with me more and take some chances!


  1. <3 So far everyone things the coral is awesome! ;)

  2. What a beautiful quilt AND such a sweet little guy!