I haven't been sewing as much as I would like to the last few months. My "new" machine had a breakdown right after I got it. Nice huh? Anyway, finally got it into the shop and got it back a few weeks ago. Yay!
I'll post some pictures of what I have been working on lately in the next few days.
But in the mean time, here are a couple of pics of one I finished last month.
This was a commission/barter quilt. An aquaintance/friend of mine really wanted to buy a quilt made especially for her. And she's a young gal, still in college. She asked me if she could set up a payment plan of some sort.
For those of you that don't know me personally - you don't know how laughable that was to me!
AS IF i would take her hard earned money for something that I love to do, and would do for free!?!? Yah. No.
(enter in my loving husband who says you can't always give everything away! haha... WHY NOT??)
Sooo anyway... I skirted around her questions of price, thinking I would just make her one and surprise her :) When that didn't work - the hedging that is - i finally just said I would love to make her a quilt, and not to worry about any cost! No... she wouldn't have any of that. :(
A week or two later she was talking about some photography courses she was taking, and how her goal was to set up a photography studio.
LIGHT BULB!!! :D
So we struck a deal!
She agreed to take pictures of my kids, and our family, in exchange for me making her a quilt!
So she took some GREAT photos of our family - our goofy, never sit still, A.D.D. family. (not an easy job!!)
And in return I made her this quilt :)
She wanted springy, fresh colors. With a touch of "granny" and a scrappy look. So I went springy and fresh and scrappy on the front...
And feminine and "granny" on the back :)
She LOVED it! (man.. i was soooo nervous! That's all she would give me as far as direction or ideas - she kept saying it was all up to me. And I was really afraid I might have misinterpretted her likes! I did know she loves pink, and loves polka dots, so kind of took off with that also! LOL )
Anyway, she couldn't be happier! Yay!!!
And we were absolutely THRILLED with the pictures she took!! :D
(I'll post a few later)
What a wonderful barter!
And I made a wonderful friend in the process!