Tuesday, June 8, 2021

By Request

Leaf Light #2.    Hand dyed cottons, fused, machine quilted, 24.5 x 33". 
Once I got back to quilting, I got an email from a long time reader who has been following since way back when I was still knitting socks! and she cautiously wondered if I would consider a commission. 
Hmmm. Would I? 
Well, she made an offer I couldn't refuse.
And after reading further, and finding her interested in something with leaves or trees, I sent her pics of a few previous works to see what she might like. Then she replied with some more ideas. Of everything we exchanged, I had made repeat editions of most of the works, with the big exception of this one:
Leaf Light, 53x56, hand dyed fused cottons, machine quilted.

This was the only suggestion that was unexpected and lit my fire, so to speak. So to make a smaller version was so exciting and I got started by looking for fabrics that would be as vibrant and rich as the original. In order to help myself, I pulled the quilt out of my storage closet and that gave me all the information and direction I needed. I actually like the newest version better, because the quilting adds more to the surface, as the first one was just stitched in the ditch. 
The work in progress, aided by the bright morning sun.


To say I am thrilled with the results would be an understatement. I keep looking at it and taking pictures and just feeling like....I still got it!


  1. You've more than got it, Melody! Your work is incredible. I admire it very much and would love to have one of your pieces one day.

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  3. I just wanted to say this piece is, in my opinion, better than the original. It is beautiful . :). I hope you get many more commission's out of this, if
    you want!

  4. I am so glad to see your quilts again - they are glorious!

  5. I'm not sure what I love more....your latest piece or the fact that you are back quilting. As a long time follower of yours and past student too...I am so thrilled with your most recent work. Can't wait to see what's next. Thank You!!!!