Saturday, May 14, 2011

More flying geese and a commission


I had a most interesting day in the studio today.  I decided to start working on the circle of flying geese for Hokule'a.  I pressed the deconstructed shirt parts in prep for cutting.  I then cut them in pieces the right size for piecing.  I got a slow start after ripping out the same seam twice.  Can't say I am a fan of ripping out those tiny stitches, but I finally got it right.  After cutting, sewing, cutting, and pressing over and over again, I got half the circle done.  It may have to go on the back burner for a week or so.  I got my first quilt commission, and it is due next Saturday.


Yes, I accepted a commission to make a baby quilt by next Saturday morning.  I am pretty excited about doing this.  My client came over this afternoon and we looked at some of the patterns I have designed that I can get done in that amount of time.  It sounds like a long time, but I will actually only have three days in the studio to work on it.  We selected a design with stars and hearts for a little baby girl that is due in June.  The mother-to-be wants yellow and pink and white.  We went to the fabric store and picked up these beauties.  The pink with yellow dots is the flannel backing.  I put them all in the wash this afternoon, then got them pressed. Tomorrow morning, I am going to get the fabric cut, but then we have a wedding to shoot all afternoon, so I don't think I will get much sewn together.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Miki

8 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations on getting a commission. A week is not a long time, especially if it really means 3 days but I know you'll get it done and it'll look beautiful. Love your flying geese circle!! It looks great with the shirt fabric.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Love those colors!! Good luck with the commission!

Impera_Magna said...

The geese flying in a circle is amazing... best of luck with your commission... love the fabrics you selected and am looking forward to watching your progress!

Karen said...

What pretty fabrics for the baby quilt. I am looking forward to seeing the finshed quilt.

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Congratulations on the commission! Can't wait to see pictures :)

Sarah Craig said...

Love the flying geese, and that commission quilt is going to be really cute! Love the colors and can't wait to see the finished quilt!!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the commission! What fun. Now about those geese, do you piece the center as one circle? Or does it get pieced in four quarters or a half then put together?

beebee said...

Congrats on the commission. The quilt came out so nice. I saw it on your newer posting. I like your blog.