Here you are: my new quilt made for a commissioned article. Actually it’s my second attempt, my quilt no. 2. I never really liked the first one, but this one I’m absolutely pleased with!
I can’t tell exactly what went wrong with the first quilt, but somehow I was too concerned about what the editor would like or not like – so I gave up some of my own ideas. I was never asked to do so, it just happened. And to be honest I have tried it before: commissioned works almost always kills me. Of course that’s a bit exaggerated – but the main thing is; when I get too considerate to the expectations of the outside world my creative powers´re drained and I end up with something less than best. I hate it! It seems I have a serious lesson to learn here: How to cooperate – and still be in charge of my own business. Anyway the first quilt clearly convinced me I had no other choice than starting over again…and luckily I still had time… and luckily in the meantime I had been at Aros seeing the Mariku Mori (fabulous!) exhibition. I’m not sure but I wouldn’t rule out that’s what inspired me to add a new element to the quilt: spots/dots.