Monday, August 8, 2011

It's a Hoot! ~ A Finished Quilt

Of course I welcome custom quilt orders; but they can be tricky business!  Much discussion and negotiation needs to go into ensuring that the customer's vision for their quilt is exactly the same as what I am about to create.


Now and again a custom order comes along that falls into place without much ado; and truly this quilt was a dream to create right from the first email inquiry to finish!


And although I can call this my creation it was almost entirely my customer's vision!  From quilt top design, choice of fabrics, backing, quilting and binding this project was created as specified.  


My customer's vision was a joy to piece and quilt.  It's a Hoot by Momo for Moda is a lovely fabric range that I had already stashed in my own fabric collection and I truly enjoyed working with the colors and printed designs.


I even love the bright red binding to frame the quilt.  It would not have been my first choice of color for the binding but it's sits just perfectly; especially as a frame around the light blue backing fabric.  Love!


The finished quilt measures 60 inches x 75 inches and is pieced with 180 squares each measuring 5 1/2 inches (including seam allowances).

Reading for shipping!

Rita

25 comments:

  1. Another beauty!!!! You have so got the touch.....

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  2. I am nowhere near ready to quilt to someone else's expectations/desires but I have knitted several projects that way and you're right about the need for lots of dialogue! What a gorgeous thing you and your customer have created!

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  3. What fun fabrics ... love the colors and patterns. It's a beautiful creation!

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  4. I love it! The back came out so similar to the way I did mine! http://www.realphotography.com/traci/?p=1055

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  5. I think I have some of that fabric stashed away... might be time to dig them out! Love the quilt!

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  6. What beautiful colors together....they are so bright and colorful.

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  7. Really yummy quilt. Good team work.

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  8. Such a wonderfully happy quilt Rita! It is stunning. You are very brave to take on commissions. But you obviously take lots of time to listen to your client, and understand their vision. You are one very talented woman!

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  9. Perfect quilting...love the cross hatch! It's just wonderful!

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  10. Oh its lovely. Your work is so neat and perfect. And truly inspirational.
    Sona

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  11. Beautiful quilt Rita - I am sure it is going to be a much loved quilt.

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  12. Commissioned work can be daunting, but it is great when it's just right, as this one appears to be. And you did a great job, as usual!

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  13. Perfect colors! What fun! Well done, great job!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  14. What a beatifull colors!!
    It´s great.
    Without discussion or negotiation, it´s amazing.

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  15. Great fussy cutting blocks. The birds are scattered and which makes it fun to find them. Nice quilt Rita! Your customer is probably in love with it!

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  16. Gorgeous - love the red binding. I'm betting you have one very happy customer!

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  17. The pieced back is so "you", the fussy cut owl looks awesome.

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  18. Just wanted to let you know that you got me into SOOOO much trouble at the Fat Quarter Shop by showing those "Bounty of Basics" selections the other day! :)) Can't wait for my goodie box to arrive!!!

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  19. I have been looking at bindings lately. Your red binding is SEW awesome. It gives me a great idea.

    I agree with Kim, the pieced back is a perfect idea too.

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  20. Me gusta mucho tu trabajo. todo lo que he visto es precioso.
    Te felicito
    saludos
    josefina
    tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

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  21. Love it! Beautiful colors, and I do really like that red binding.

    How much yardage did you use for each fabric (and how many different fabrics), since your 5-1/2 inch squares obviously aren't precut charm squares.

    -- Colleen @ Made By Colleen

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  22. When there's a collection of quilts, I can pick out your quilts or quilts you'd have been likely to make. You've got a style that customers have decided they like probably. Now that you've accomplished that, you can relax a bit and just go with your instincts.

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