It’s so interesting doing commission work. How do you make the client happy while staying true to yourself and making yourself happy? It’s a big job. This quilt began with a call from my friend Renee Knight to make a quilt for her son Xai. They came to the studio and looked at everything (I do mean EVERYTHING) I had prepared and decided to commission one. They chose a stack of colors and a Gee’s Bend like pattern I had made for the front. Renee helped me paint the back which is based on an African pattern from the fantastic book: “African Canvas” Images from east African women’s houses. Here’s the picture:
and here’s the backside of the quilt:
And here are a few views of the top of the quilt, taken by Anette Hansen in her large beautiful bedroom, on her queen sized bed.
It changes a lot depending on the way it is placed.
It was quilted by Cheryl Payne at the Patchwork Peddlar. She is an enormously talented quilter!
I happen to love that red and yellow Potato Dextrin rrsist piece I made one summer in my neighbors back yard. That split showing yellow is from a fold in the fabric. I knocked out 50 or so yards of that gorgeous cloth in a few weeks time. It was an amazing wild creative week! Sometimes I make cloth and it takes years, decades even to find a place for it.