Saturday, January 01, 2011

Secret Squirrel Santa revealed:Project #1

December was the month for commission quilts!
Besides the usual "Quilt for Hire" routine, I had agreed to custom build 2 quilts for former classmates. Because of Facebook they had seen examples of my work and had inquired about the possibility of making custom quilts.

(name can be seen upside down on the back of the quilt in the front upturned corner)

This first one was decided upon early in October but was to be made and delivered at the very last minute before Christmas as a surprise gift. The fabrics were picked by the recipients Mom ( dyed with this project in mind)via secret Facebook messages and photos, as was the entire process .Each stage of creation was documented and she was excited to be able follow along with the progress.

Fabric choices and shadow waaabits...

Chosen fabric layout..

Deh Puppeh heps....


Hand dyed Fabric pieced for top..

Variegated thread choices ( all King Tut cottons)


Quilting..

More Quilting..


Christmas message detail..

This was made for her daughter Kara, who is attending college in California. Her name and Christmas message from her Mother and the date are all quilted within the design of the quilting.

Binding...

Finished quilt detail shot..

Finished Quilt !!



It was really great to get reacquainted with my old friend and classmate!We realized we had not seen each other since once a long long time ago at the grocery store when her daughter was just a pre-schooler and before then, High School graduation! We both felt and agreed because we had been friends, the meaning, the making and the gifting of the quilt was even more special for the both of us!














4 comments:

thequiltqueen said...

AWESOMENESS!!!!

paula said...

congratulations on this work, it is a masterpiece of color and design. i look forward to seeing what you create next :)

Vicki said...

The quilt looks amazing! Wish I could have seen it in person.
Happy New Year!

Cheryl said...

I love the dyeing process of the quilt and the quilting is beauitful too , Found you on Facebook and now I am a follower!