Monday, June 21, 2010

The Finish Fairy

     I am dreaming of the fairy that is going to get me off my duff , wave her magic wand  and  sprinkle lots of magic dust and then I will finish something wonderful. And then I will write this amazing blog post and have a million followers. Hah..my dream continues and ....I am amazingly productive, daringly creative and thin.

    But in my real life, I have just been trying to catch up. And keep up. And no matter how hard I was trying to dig out, I couldn't make any headway. I have big gardens and they just needed to be thinned out and replanted. Nothing got done last fall because of my silly foot. And kids just needed to be kids and have a million kids over hanging a million wet towels all over the place. But the garden is ok for now.  The kids have settled down a bit into summer and need less to just be and relax into summer laziness.

    So the finish fairy and I had a date this morning and at 7:56 am a finish was born.

                                                      
                                     Lisa's Quilt: 42x52

     I used hand dyed cottons, commercial batiks, hand dyed silk ribbon, embroidery and machine quilting in this quilt. It is a commission that has been around for way too long. I really had trouble with this one. And it came down to the fact I just don't like browns -it was hard for me. (and me procrastinating) A lot of stalls along the way waiting for our schedules to coincide for approval. (and me procrastinating) But once I got past that and did exactly what my friend wanted, it came together. She is happy with it and will be excited to have it. Actually-when she saw it last week she said it rocks. And her being happy with it is the only thing that  mattered. Because it's hers.

     I learned quite a bit from this process. 1. I was able to work with a color that was not my favorite. 2. I always underestimate how long it actually takes to complete a quilt from start to finish. 3. As long as they stay true to what I like design wise, I can do a commission and be satisfied with my results. And get paid for it.

  
      My yardwork is done too and now I am just going to enjoy a cup of coffee in my rocking chair on the porch. I can't tell you how good I feel that this is DONE.

Happy Sewing, my friends!

6 comments:

  1. Oh, it looks great! Such a satisfying feeling, to know you are finished, isn't it?

    Thanks for all you kind words over the past few weeks, it means a lot to me.

    Now I'm going to catch up on your posts!

    xo,
    Jeana

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  2. Beautiful quilt! So glad the client is happy. Thanks for the peek at your beautiful garden.

    Now that you are done, please send the finish fairy here. And a garden fairy too.

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  3. Thanks so much-I think I should have a permanent finish fairy live with me. One can only dream.

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  4. That's an intriguing quilt ... in a beautiful setting. Kudos on getting it finished ... and liking it.

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  5. That is a beautiful quilt. I think the colors look great together. I'm just beginning to like browns with the right combinations. I'm glad you have a happy customer.

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