Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Inspired

What have I been up to, you ask? Well, I've had a lot of things on my mind. A new commission from a friend and neighbor, for one. She wants a queen sized quilt for her husbands 50th birthday of scenes from all their adventures. Queen. I just didn't want to do it, but she REALLY WANTED ME TO. So with an attitude adjustment on my part and some creative thinking added in, I figured out a way to do it and also enjoy it. Attitude adjustment=it's really just 12 to 15 individual pieces of beautiful places and I can do them any way I want as long as they'll handle the wear and tear of a bed. Meaning I have to cut down on the doodahs. Creative thinking= I'm going to use that old fashioned 'quilt as you go' method so I'm not trying to do fancy machine stitching on a queen sized piece of quilt. Some people can do it, but it gives me the heebejeebees just thinking about it. So, I have the first square (rectangle) pieced and I quite like it. All the pieces will be different sizes and divided by dark pieced latticework. Challenging, and now a little exciting. As a matter of fact, I can't wait to get into my studio! Just what I needed. I'm sure I'll be needing help and advice now and then so please drop in often and offer advice freely! First pictures tomorrow, hopefully.

2 comments:

Deborah said...

Wow! That's exciting. Good for you. I can't wait to see pix.

heidi said...

When I told Bridget you were getting paid to make this quilt she said, "Cool how much money is she going to get". Just thought that might make you smile as you plug away. It is looking beautiful.