Friday, 7 September 2012

Quilt Commission


I wanted to do a show-and-tell of this project before the summer holidays, but my computer issues got in my way.  Now that I have a shiny new laptop that works (for now), I’m going to try with this post again.....

One of my sister’s colleagues wanted a present for a new mum friend of hers, and Jessica (who’s very good at telling people ‘my sister makes things’) put her in touch with me.  She decided to order a baby boy’s quilt (she’d seen one I’d made last year), and asked for a big bag to match – a baby buggy bits and bobs bag!!!

I made the quilt first.  I could spend ALL DAY long picking out and matching up fabrics, cutting them into little squares, and sewing them together.  What fun!!!  Sandwiching the top, bottom and batting together, pinning it all, sewing it all up.....  hmmmm..... not quite SO much fun.  I put that bit off for quite a while.  But, when I eventually finished the quilt, I LOVED it!!!




After that, I had to make the bag.  I wanted it to match with the quilt, but I didn’t want to use the really little-boy-ish robot and cog fabrics.  So, I bought some plain blue fabric (I picked the colour from the background of the robots and cogs) for the outside, and used the yellow checked fabric from the quilt for the lining of the bag.  I also incorporated some of the brighter colours from the quilt by sewing on a spotty rosette and some buttons.




Luckily, the girl who placed the order AND the new mum really liked both items.  Phew!!!


After this commission, I was VERY excited to get TWO more orders for baby quilts from Jessica’s colleagues.  More showing and telling to come.....

Happy weekend, dear blog pals!!!

Carly

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14 comments:

  1. Well done, Carly. You're starting a nice little business! I love the quilt and bag xxx

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  2. Beautiful! Both look so professional!! Makes me want to get a quilt going here. :)

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  3. i think you might be inundated what a lovely quilt and the matching bag is adorable x

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  4. Oh how exciting!!!! I love the quilt and love how the bag matches! Great job, and congrats on the other commissions!
    Kate :}

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  5. Lovely quilt! I love the robot fabric too, very unusual. I've just finished my first moses basket quilt, but do you think it's too busy? I've probably got too much going on in the design! x

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  6. What an adorable idea! You mixed and matched the fabrics superbly. Love the sprinkled dash of bitty buttons next to the pretty ruffled posie.

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  7. Hello Carly
    Not at all surprised that you got more orders for that baby's quilt and bag... I really like the match you have made with the blue from the robot fabric background and also adding those little buttons and ruffle button too to the bag. It finishes it all off just fine.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  8. Such beautiful crisp colours - I bet it will go down a treat.

    Nina x

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  9. Oh wow! How wonderful to be commissioned to make baby quilts, I'd love to do that...(Just need to get a bit better at the quilting part first haha!) The colours you've used are lovely, so fresh and vibrant.
    Thank you for the kind comment on my post, it's great to know my makes (and blog) are liked.
    Happy crafting :-)

    Louise xx

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  10. You are a clever girl! Your quilt is stunning! The squares are absolutely perfect. And the bag is gorgeous too. I bet they loved their orders so much. I am always in awe of people who quilt. I have had one go at it and as much as I love the result - it's not perfect.

    Leah

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  11. Well done you. Very nice quilt! (And bag!)

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  12. oh wow, they're so adorable! both the quilt and the matching bag! loving all the squares and the buttons are too cute! x susan

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Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. It's always a pleasure to hear from readers, and it really makes my day!

Carly

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