Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Commission quilts

I was asked to do 2 small commission quilts for an office.
I find it very hard to work in this scale.
Each quilt was to be 4" square and only 3 1/4 inches of the quilt would show when they were put in the frames.
These 2 were my first design I came up with for the quilts.

As I worked on them I also did a second set.
I sent both sets and now that they are in the recipients possession I can show them to you. I couldn't before since they follow my blog.
I did an all over meander style quilting on both pairs. After quilting I mounted them on that stiff interfacing stuff you use to make baskets and boxes so they can easily be placed in the frames.

They were a good thing to do as it got me back into quilting after I arrived in Florida.
As you have seen there is a lot of socializing and company when I am here in Florida.
I love that aspect of my life too. It provides balance. I also feel there is nothing like long time friends and so many of my long time friends are within a few miles of me here. I am also fortunate that other long time friends are able to visit me here.

My friend Judy left this morning to return home to Wisconsin but we will both have wonderful memories of her visit. We'll look forward to repeating it next year.

I'm looking forward to more houseguests in a few days.

I've resized and combined two of these quilts for tonight's puzzle.
Click to Mix and Solve

1 comment:

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

It will be interesting to hear which pair they pick. I like the top pair. They remind me of bulbs popping open with new life.