I made a big pile of quilts for a book project that didn't happen. When I come across the box bursting with new quilts, it makes me happy to see that I can now make quilts, sad that they are not being used. I enjoyed thinking up new ideas, collecting the fabrics, creating the designs, and making them. So I feel they are all happy quilts which are, unhappily, in a box. I guess I need to release them, but I'm not sure where.
Here's one, a modern version of a traditional 'courthouse steps' design which used lots of little bits of dark blue and pale/blue white fabrics I'd gathered over the years. Blue was the very first colour I bought when I discovered quilting fabrics, but I soon moved onto a different palette. So this is me catching up with myself, using the leftovers of so many quilts, going back to a tried-and-tested, blue/white/red colour scheme and really loving it. I like the optical effects created by the pale and dark sections which resemble vases or squashed amphorae. I didn't have any red fabric for the hearth squares so I knitted them instead with Rowan DK cotton.
The quilt is back in the box now, awaiting further instructions. You can't use any quilts which may end up in a book in case they get dirty or messed up, but I'm thinking we'll soon have a flood of quilts in the house, and books be damned.