It’s not even 6 pm and I’m in my pajamas. I may nod off a few times in the course of writing this blog post. Yep. This past week was as crazy as I’d expected– culminating in 12 hours of sleep on Sunday night post-wedding, though I still need another day or two to fully recoup.
And yet, amidst the madness, I did manage to squeeze in some sewing. I’ve become a very disciplined homeworker, and have found that I’m best when I have long expanses of time to fully focus on my work. But for a little while, I couldn’t afford an all-or-nothing approach so I took what I could get. And hey, it got me somewhere after all…
Some hand stitching here, a little free-motion work there, and after about three weeks, a completed quilt. This piece was commissioned by an Etsy buyer looking for a larger version of my little elephant applique quilt with a focus on purples and yellows. This lap-ish sized quilt is 42″ x 60″, and my usual combination of regular and reverse applique.
And the elephant; striped patchwork.
I haven’t done a lot of outline quilting on such a large scale– and it sure ain’t easy.
The fabric starts to ‘sway’ in one direction, but in the end I like the added texture and sense of movement.
On another note, notice anything different? If your answer is “Yes, those colors, that detail, the sharpness of your pics!” then you’re right on the money. These photos were taken with my new Canon Rebel T3i. Best anniversary gift. Ever. I knew I picked a good one
After the above photo shoot, I spent the afternoon pattern writing for a friend’s book… and now, I’m hoping I can at least stay awake for a few more hours while I knit mindlessly in front of all the fabulous Sunday night TV I missed. Living large, folks.