Tuesday, November 14, 2017

21 Pilots

This is a commission that I finished in September.  I think.  Wow.  Time is flying by. Apparently my memory is flying by too.

21 Pilots is a music group.  The circle with the lines in the middle is their logo.

I'm linking up to Free Motion by the River

Monday, November 6, 2017

Palate Cleanser

This fall I had two back to back commissions that used lots of red and black.  

Before I dove into the second one, I decided to do a little baby quilt with bright colours just for a change of scenery.

The centre of each of these blocks is 4.5".  The strips around them are 2.5"to make an 8.5" unfinished block.  It was fun to dip into my "strings" or "strips" drawer to make the entire quilt.  Even the binding is made up of small scraps.

I'm linking up to Free Motion by the River

Thursday, October 26, 2017

November One Monthly Goal

Most of my commissions are "I need a quilt, what do you have done / mostly done"  or the people asking for the quilt are local to me so we can choose colour together.

This commission has been entirely be email and it's minorly freaking me out because there is so much room for colour discrepancy from my camera to someone else's phone or computer screen.  Here are the two colour pallets I presented to them:  The picked the top one.

Yesterday they approved this arrangement - do you see any resemblance between the top picture and the bottom picture in terms of colour?  I don't.

I used lots of descriptive words in my emails:  "yellows that lean orange".  Hopefully it's enough that there are no surprises when they receive the finished quilt.

This project is due at Christmas when we will both be in the same city at the same time, but I really want it done this month so I can finish my bits up before Christmas.  It could happen.

I'm linking up to  One Monthly Goal. and Finished or Not Friday

Friday, September 22, 2017

It's a Bag!

I'm not much of a sewer.  I love making quilts, but I didn't not begin as a sewer.  Clothing patterns may as well be Greek.  That being said, I picked this pattern up from Green Fairy Quilts a while back so when my older daughter needed a "gym strip" bag for school, I used this pattern as my starting point and modified it for use with denim and to the size needed.  I'm very pleased with it and more to the point, so is my daughter!

I'm linking up to:
Elm Street Quilts
Free Motion by the River
My Quilt Infatuation

Monday, September 4, 2017

A Goal for September

Last month I finished a commission - a monster Darth Vader quilt in less than three weeks.  It helped that my children were with various grandparents.

This month, I want to finish another commission using a nearly identical colour scheme.  I'm ready to put the middle bits on.  This is the logo for a group called 21 Pilots.  My client's a fan.

I'm linking up to One Monthly Goal.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Darth Vader

A year ago, I made R2D2 for a precious baby in our lives.  The story is that her Daddy liked it so much he wanted it for himself.  Mom said no so he asked me if I'd make one for him.

Here it is.

This is the second quilt I've made where I've liked the back better than the front.  The first is this quilt I made for my sister.

There's 20 - 30 hours of quilting in this roughly 80 x 80 quilt.  I lost track.  Perhaps I should invest in stop watches?  It took me three weeks of going straight to the sewing machine after work to get this done.

Mr Vader was so much fun to make and I learned a lot in the process.

One commission down.  Time for the next one :)

I'm linking up with One Monthly Goal, Finished or Not Friday, Bee Social , Thread Thursday and Crazy Mom Quilts

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Nutty August Goal

I've had a good quilt year.  I've finished six quilts that have just been hanging around feeling under appreciated.


Then a friend had a question.  I made his daughter an R2D2 quilt when she was born (click here) and he wanted his own since his wife wouldn't let him steal his child's.  LOL

So now I have a commission.  The pattern above is what we settled on.  It's going to be red instead white.  I have all the materials and the red bits all are all roughly cut.

Update:  Here's the red roughly placed on a black sandwich.  Time to move everything into position.

I need to put this one to bed (that feels like a pun to me) as soon as possible so that I can start another commission that came in a week after the first.  Eek.

My nutty goal this month is to FINISH THIS QUILT!!  I know.  It's gonna be a stretch.  Time to quilt!!

I'm linking up with  One Monthly Goal