Size and Orientation: Wide open, depending on the design.For the sake of seeing how Melanie's choices play out, I am organizing her responses like a checklist.
Colors: The colors that I really love are seen in the works: Allegro, Full Sails, Day into night, Fuchsias for Ann, Moon Beam series……
Stitching: I love all of your stitching. I really enjoy seeing a little bit of hand sewing on your work. It adds a little bit of fun and whimsy I think. Your fancy machine quilting is so beautiful too!
Imagery: This is where it gets hard. One of the pieces you did for another “make me a quilt” was “Fuchsias for Ann". I loved that quilt.
I loved the colors and the imagery. I love the recent trees with moonbeams that you have done too. What I like about those especially is when you have a commercial printed fabric mixed in with the hand dyed fabrics. I have aways loved your tree house series and the tree series quilts. I also am fond of Allegro,
Day into Night,
Moon Beams series
and Leaves for Janet for composition. I know I have given you a pretty broad range to pick from. Some of the details that I like in one series is not applicable for another. I like the whimsy that you create in many of your works but then I loved Fuchsias which is very sophisticated. Two very different directions….. Are you feeling like one subject over the other? I want to give you the freedom to create what you love. If I have not narrowed this down enough for you let me know and I will give it another shot to be more specific.
So, yes, I was in need of more specific choices, and after a few back and forth emails, we decided to do a floral along the lines of the Fuchsias, with a different flower. So this will be a brand new design, and I am totally enthusiastic for the challenge.