I didn’t want to go to my day job this morning. 😦
I wanted to stay home and keep working in my quilt studio.
You see, the creative genie was finally let out of the bottle late Sunday afternoon after the company had gone and the house returned to normal after their visit.
By bedtime, I was totally immersed in a project to the point where I didn’t want to stop.
But I did.
I corralled the creative genie at work (somewhat) today. My apologies to those who encountered grumpy librarian first thing this morning.
I spent two glorious hours in my studio today completing about half of the project. Now that I know what I’m doing, it’s much easier to reach a natural stopping point in the process.
A customer commissioned this 3 x 4 traditional grid t-shirt quilt as a wedding present for her son. The t-shirts chronicle his participation in various sports activities from middle school through early adulthood, as well as t-shirts that hold special meaning for him and his new bride’s family. Sixteen shirts were actually used in this quilt, with patches and logos included as a part of the 12 blocks. The quilt was ditch quilted along the sashing and each block individually quilted around the logos. My customer specifically requested a “drapey” quilt, so the interior block quilting is deliberately kept to a minimum since dense quilting results in a stiffer quilt. She was so happy with the finished product.
A gentle reminder to the folks who said they wanted a t-shirt quilt to gift at Christmas…the deadline is 10/1 if you want it under the tree on December 25th.
Email or text me if you want me to put you on the schedule; however, remember no work can begin until your t-shirts and $100 deposit are in my hot little hands.