I usually like to surprise my friends with gifts. So, they typically do not get to give me any input on what I make them. I base their gift on their style, their taste, and what I have made that they have complimented.
Well, one of my friends is a lot more picky than most. I was kinda scared to make something that *think* that she would want. So I asked her. She said she wanted (among other things) a wok, and some original art from some local artist.
At first I was like: Yes! I can paint something for her. I haven't painted on canvas for a minute, and I am kinda in the mood for that. But then I remembered (again) that this friend is picky. When she said "artist", she probably didn't mean "crafter who pretends that she is an artist".
So, I decided to make her a quilt. I asked her what colors she wanted it, and she said WHITE... I was like: "Really, no piecing? Just some quilted white fabric?" She said, "Yes, I was on my way to Target to get a white throw to put at the foot of my bed - so that would be perfect".
Okayyyy. White it will be then.
Although this took absolutely NO creativity, I do like how it turned out. Especially since I doubled the cotton batting this time (cotton batting is soooo thin). I am pretty sure that I am going to double the cotton batting on all my quilts from now on - even though the cost of making them will now skyrocket!