Friday, August 7, 2009

working on a comission

A very exciting opportunity!

I have been asked to make a piece for a couple who love my work. They have seen several pieces at Art on Boston, but wanted some thing bigger.
36" x 60" to be exact - which IS bigger than the 24" X 18" and 16" x 20" I have been doing lately.

I am very excited about this!!!

I've got a contract and a deposit and 6 weeks to work in. With a lot of freedom. I chose a color palette of red-oranges and blue-greens.

I'd like to play with a spoked-wheel or semi-circle motif; this couple ride a tandem bicycle, and there's a half-circle window in the room this piece will be displayed in.

So far I have cut and sewn several strip-sets. (photos are 3 of these)
Rather than cut into my actual fabric, I decided to take a photo and print a copy, then cut apart a paper version and see if I like the way it looks. (this saves me the anxiety of making a mistake)
Except the printer wasn't working very well, and I needed a new color ink cartridge.
I ended up with a new printer! I have now printed a couple copies.

Okay now - back to the studio to play with my printed fabric.
This is fun!


  1. I like the colors! Have fun!

  2. Hi! Jim Schoch sent me here!:) Love your blog! Your quilts are just awesome; and those hats are lovely! I make lots of hats; crocheting is nice to do in the winter months!:)