after an awful lot of procrastinating I'm finally getting somewhere with the wall hanging order I got months ago. It was fun going fabric shopping, but as I couldn't convince myself that I'll actually get paid I tried very hard not to go mad and spend LOADS of money, that I might never recover. And the one fabric I wanted I couldn't find anywhere (I used some in E's pirate quilt but can't find anymore..) But I'm quite happy with it so far, and I've sent it for the lady to have a look at before I start the quilting stage. I couldn't quite face sitting face to face and asking if she liked it, my confidence in my work has definitely not reached that level! So she can have a look at it in her own home, in the space it's going to hang, and then hopefully she'll want me to continue, other wise E might be getting a nice new wall hanging in his room...........
and this is a baby quilt, the size to tuck into a car seat or a buggy, it's the size I was asked to make but I think it's a bit small, and could do with another white border all the way round, I shall check before I continue.
something I learnt this week - when designing quilts (or anything) don't design in cm if your quilting mat, and ruler are in inches!!!
my head was spinning as I tried to convert cm plus a 1/2 inch seam allowance into inches. and then getting figures like 1.6inches isn't helpful when you need to cut in 1/8 measurements.
that will teach me to pay attention to what I'm doing, although I have to say I'm pleased with the design, each strip length ways and each colour consists of a piece that is 13, 8, 5, 3 or 2, a Fibonacci series, on a sudoku grid......... this is what happens when you can't sleep and sit up in bed with a notebook instead.. next time remind me to dream in inches, - or buy a cm ruler.....
I love the wall hanging and quilt, such great patterns but it all got a bit mathematical for me at the end!!! I'm sure the lady will be very pleased with what you've made, good luck with itReplyDelete
I love the wall hanging. It makes me think of the sea. I'm sure the lady will love it too. And the quilt is really gorgeous! Wish I had the skills to do something like that. I've been having a fight with measurements recently too. I finally realised that they use inches in the US so I needed to use them on etsy. I'm a metric girl through and through - all those fractions are driving me nuts!! :-)ReplyDelete
The wall hanging and baby quilt are beautiful! I'm sure your customer will love them. I know what you mean a about the inches/cm thing - I always switch from one to another!ReplyDelete
oh they are so gorgeous, well done you! I am sure they will be treasured for years, beautiful.xReplyDelete
I would love to be able to quilt. I will have to put that on my ever increasing 'to do' list.ReplyDelete
I bet it's a bit nerve racking making something for someone else. I think they are both beautiful. The baby quilt is just stunning. Math can be beautiful!ReplyDelete
They both look great, I love the design of the baby quilt.ReplyDelete
What lovely projects and beautiful fabric. You are very talented and I am sure your confidence will grow after this order.ReplyDelete
cm v inches - give me inches every time! Certainly not both at once!
Have a great weekend.
OK, stop with the numbers you're losing me...! Seriously though these are very nice, loving the blue.ReplyDelete
Hi I just found your blog- the blue wall hanging looks lovely so far.. And `i know what you mean about cm and inches I have a little widget on my computer desktop that converts it for me- as sometimes maths and children dont mix! ZiaReplyDelete
Delicious quilting - and I envy the little person who will be having such a beautiful and clever quilt. There's a reason the Fibonacci series is so common in nature - designs based on it just look 'right'. Well done you!ReplyDelete
Lovely wall hanging. Good tip about the metric/imperial measurements too!ReplyDelete
lovely quilt, sounds very technical !ReplyDelete
Yay! Well done. :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful work! I'm sure it will be love at first sight! :O) GxxReplyDelete
I'm terrible at combining cm and inches, I do it all the time!ReplyDelete
I love the baby quilt