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.