As I say to any recipient of my work - Use it, love it, wear it and wear it out, so I can make you more, from my heart :-)
Taste differs over years.
We paint our houses, outdoors and indoors, we change the curtains, the colour theme, the colour of our furniture, the taste in wood colour, what flowers we prefer.
For a long time one colour chintz was the best we could get here for quilting, along with curtain quality fabrics.
I sew then too, with what were at hand, with joy and pride.
It is not strange we also will change how we decorate our homes or ourselves with what we sew as well.
The other day I picked up DD2 at school, to bring her to brace dentist,
and I had the pleasure of watching her coming from a distance.
My oh so cool soon to be 15 year old teenager (going on 25 ;-) ) came walking, in her new oh so cool outfit, with a bag over her shoulder.
What bag ?
The bag I made her, her colour choice, her fabric pick in my fabric collection.
No fabric "to good" for the project - here are several batiks.
It is the best mark of success, when what we make are used and loved !
I made smaller blocks for this bag than the 2 others, to fit the size of the owner.
My DD1, 18 years old, is more of the dark kind.
Dark clothes, pierced belly button.
Here is her choice of bag. Denim from my old soft denim skirts, black and purple. Also this bag got it's share of batiks.
No fabric is to good to be used NOW :-)
The whole bag story started with this one - an Ufo from years back, finished last year too.
Not exactly what I would chose in colours right now, but a good utility bag for classes, weekend trips and more. This bag has softer batting than the other two. I prefer to use stiffer batting, so the bag can stand by itself, like the 2 above.
One can only learn by doing ;-)
One of the main reasons I now have for not making Ufos anymore - if I can avoid it - is that I get bored with old projects. They are not down my alley in some way or the other anymore,
and it takes more backbone to finish them.
I have the backbone of a jellyfish some days ;-)
Since the bags for my DDs I have made others too, A-Z, and enjoyed it, from other patterns, mostly my own.
My favourite quote sewing wise:
"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action."
- Frank Tibolt, Author
To work, oh bold quilter - onward ho !