Well, I figured something out.
I like making quilts for a couple of reasons. I especially like making quilts with my favorite colors... blues, turquoise, yellow, green. (You never would've guessed, right?)
But I even enjoyed making this quilt, which is mainly reproductions of vintage pastels.
Pastel? Not in my normal vocabulary!
But I liked making it, and here's why. I completed it, and I can see it finished, and it stays done. Unlike most of our "mom work", which is incomplete, invisible, or very rapidly undone.
I still have a stack of bills to pay. The floor I mopped this morning already has little brown footprints on it. The clean clothes I folded and put away will soon be dirty. The boys will be hungry. And the 'fruit' from the hours of teaching and training are often hard to see in the midst of daily life.
But my little quilt is done!
It's destined to be a baby gift, and is made with the scraps left over from this quilt. I meant for the fabrics to look very randomly dispersed, but of course I had to tweak "random" a bit, to make it look like I thought random should look. I really like the striped binding. :0)
This is the back. I know... kind of shocking. Actually, the colors are not really so saturated in real life, nor so contrasting. The greens and blues run together with turquoise between, more like a watercolor, and less like an aerial photo of Minnesota.
So, as Gunnar says, "Wa-WAH!"