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.
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 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!
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.