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.