Last week was a good week from a quilty point of view! How often do you get to deliver two different quilts to their owners?
One has taken a year from selection of fabric to placing in the hands of the rightful owner. The other was a surprise. I'm not sure which I like better. Someone who has helped pick the fabric - chose the pattern - laid out the blocks - picked the quilting design - and then patiently waited. Are they less excited or more excited?
On the other side of the coin, handing a bag to someone who has been special in your life and telling them you made a quilt for their child. Out of the clear blue. To someone who really doesn't know a thing about quilting. Will probably refer to it as a "blanket". Thought the back side was the quilt until turning it over. I mean a total surprise!
Opposite ends of the spectrum and each equally fun. One to someone I love dearly. The other to someone I've never met but value her parent.
What's your pleasure? Take someone by surprise? Involve them along the way? A different approach? In the end, it's one of the best parts of making quilts, isn't it?
I hope you are making something that you know will be loved!