Saturday, November 2, 2013
It has been waaaaay too long ...
There were some very challenging extended family issues over the past 3 months. They are now behind us ... we have moved on and I am slowly healing from the rough patches and really happy to be getting back to sewing/quilting.
It's cathartic ... it's an outlet ... I love doing it and am way behind where I wanted to be for some family events this year.
My first step back is not a quilt ... it's a couple of sewing projects that I am behind on.
First the pouf ... some of you may remember that I made this quilt as one of my first commission quilts last year. It was commissioned for "J" by his godmother "D". "D" saw a pouf that I had made for a little one's birthday present back in the summer and asked if I would make one for "J" for his first birthday. I am a little late ... but it's done (she knew timing wouldn't be optimal when she asked for me to make it).
"J" and his parents live in a loft in San Franciso ... so I didn't want to make something that looked to babyish ... I wanted it to look at home in the open loft and tie to the quilt that I made last year.
She's expensive and hard to get appointments with ... but totally worth it all. In August, I had to cancel on 30 minutes notice which usually results in a 50% charge. I get it ... she's a professional and owns her own business. She graciously scheduled me for a new appointment a week later on her day off so that I didn't have to wait for ever.
She complimented me on my bag when I came in -- love that fun look when you tell someone that you made it!
The reason I was nervous about the large chevron is that I am a quilter ... not a seamstress ... matching those chevrons had me really really worried. In the end ... I cut and made it this morning and am pleased to say that the concern was warranted ... but not insurmountable ... and here it is.
This too comes from a great tutorial out there.
Happy November ...
All the best