I had a call from my sister yesterday. Two of her friends had lost everything, their house and a lifetime of possessions, photos and all her art, in one of the fires raging across the US at the moment. She wanted to send them something home made to start their new life in a new house and wondered if I had anything finished or which I could finish.
After a bit of scrabbling around, we settled on this quilt. When I started this quilt, made of the new Oakshott rubies collection adding in some yellow, chartreuse, midnight blue and deep purple, I had a vision of how it would look, from my design in Touchdraw. Once it was finished though I fell out of love with it. The colours weren't working the way I thought they would - it didn't feel right to me. My husband agreed. He said "sorry love, I can't say I like that one". It got relegated to the "will never be finished" pile.