|quite possibly the most detail i've ever done|
Next up... I'll call it "Mandy's Magical Tree Quilt". It's a commission that came my way. It will be made almost entirely from the fabric of a mother's baby slings and cloth carriers that she wore her babies in. Here's the fabrics...
|magical indeed, for i do not see tree parts here. : )|
Mandy sees a tree. I met with her recently and we laid out all the fabrics in a way that matches her vision of it. I get it now! It's planned to be very colorful and very whimsical. And it will deserve a lot of curly quilting. I am looking forward to this one very much!! She wants SPARKLE - and she'll get it! : )
This is another bag sent to me. It's a quilt commissioned from Jesica, a long-distance friend of mine. Her Grandmother passed away last year and these are the fabrics she has from her. Her grandmother was VERY significant in Jesica's life, so this is a bag full of love and memories. She wants a big white quilt with little bits of color all over the top.
|waiting for the cutting table... lots of bold colors!|
Sweet Jessica! She included a BIG FAT sampler book for me to because she knows I make postcards Awesome! THANK YOU! No 2 alike...
|200 or so postcards just waiting to be made!|
Speaking of which, I put 3 new swaps up at PostCardCottage (a yahoo group I adopted - go join!). So I'm signing up for a swap and need to make 3 postcards for that.
And then there is the preschool fundraiser quilt.
I have less than a week to finish it.
I had no strategy for it. I had the children in my daughter's class each design a block with glue sticks and fabric scraps I brought in. I took them all home to turn it into a quilt. The it will be silent-auctioned amongst the parents on the 6th for the St. Nikolas Day party. The top is nearly done, and can you believe it!? It's ALL APPLIQUE! That is something I swore I would never ever do. (Never say never ever.) Here are a whole whack of photos from this project.
|cleaning up the connecting threads...|
|the children together and their homes below. ok, i like it.|
When big projects overwhelm me, I am drawn to fine detailed tasks. I took a well deserved break from that one, and fiddled around with some prep for a fibre art piece (that one floating around in my head...). My daughter and I made some cloth beads for the first time! Arwen made red ones. I made white. My white ones are inspired by ice and winter and the great north. They are PERFECT for my Arctic Art.
|* hand-rolled beads of cloth, sheer, and irridescent threads *|
Lastly, a stitching magazine has asked to feature me & my work! H*!y C^@p! That caused another moment of stunned - crying - honored - excited. I texted my husband and told him I was going to "barf butterflies". lol How else do I explain it? How thrilling!! However, it also means another pressing deadline and I'm just not sure I'm up to it right at this moment. It's all moving sooo fast. So I have chosen to have this on the list for next year. No rush. I'll be doing this for a long time... I do not plan on changing careers anytime soon.
surprised how this has become full time work!
thanks to Lee for organizing WIP Wednesday! ; )
see others' here:
Lee's WIP Wednesday Link Up @ Freshly Pieced