Saturday, 19 February 2011

And onto something new

Time for a new quilt.  This one is going to be for a friend of my sister's.  When she asked whether I would make a commission quilt, I was a bit nervous.  Would she micro-manage?  Would she expect it to cost £20?  Would she want something I wouldn't want to make.  So I kind of tiptoed at first and made a couple of cautious suggestions to see how she would react.  First I emailed her a link to Ruby Star Rising to see whether she might be tempted by that line.  And she was.  Kerching!

Quilt for Carla

Then I emailed her this picture of Tracey Jay's wonderful French General quilt which I had been drooling over and suggested I make the quilt something along these lines.  And she said yes.  Kerching!

Completed Rouenneries

I then needed to work out what colour to use for sashing.  After some auditioning with my Kona colour card, I ended up with this palette.  The main sashing will be in charcoal with skinny strips of amber, coral, candy green, dusty peach and ash framing each square or rectangle of fabric.  I have to say that the colours look much prettier on the card than in this mosaic but she was happy with them.  Triple Kerching.  And by the way, I don't mean money, kerching, I mean, I am going to enjoy making this quilt, kerching. 

My creation

And thank you all for adding links to your quilts and blocks, it's been fun hopping around and seeing who made what, visiting some new blogs and flickrstreams and finding some new inspiration and I know some of you have been doing the same too and sharing the lurve.  Sorry if I called some of you numpties - by the time we got to the second round of links, there were no numpties - this is now a numpty free blog.  For the time being anyway.

25 comments:

  1. Lynne,I just ordered some RSR and am eagerly awaiting its arrival!! I'm making a lap quilt for moi out of it!! I have a vague idea of how I want the quilt to look and will be interested to see how yours comes along too!

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  2. Nice design idea form MS T Jay. it will work perfectly with the Melody Miller, it definitely needs some big cuts to appreciate the prints, aren't they fantastic!

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  3. Awesome inspiration journey...does that make sense? It is going to look great!

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  4. I love Tracy Jay's Modern Rose Garden quilt, it's stunning in the Rouenneries.
    Your commissioned quilt is going to be equally stunning in the RSR, I can't wait to see it's progress.

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  5. That will be a very pretty quilt Lynne! Did you really call your readers numpties?! ha ha ha so funny :D

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  6. Oh that's going to be seewwwww very pretty! You can call me a Numpty any time you like! It's a fab word that I haven't heard in years! lol

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  7. Yum - this is going to be ab fab ... I love the word numpty ... showing your northern roots?

    I don't know how I missed your brilliant link ups to blocks and quilts - I've added my meagres to the wonderful array of talent out there ... I could browse for hours ...

    Kerching!

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  8. It looks like that pattern will showcase those big prints very nicely.

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  9. Ahhh....that will be a wonderful quilt! The design will really show off the fabric. How fun to have a commissioned project although I do understand the pressure to make it perfect at the right price. Unfortunately, with quilting I don't think you ever get compensated for all the work that goes into a quilt. Good thing they are fun to make!

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  10. That fabric and patterns will look awesome together!

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  11. You know, I wasn't sure this was a fabric line I would like, but this quilt will be so fun! I can't wait to see how it develops! Hugs!

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  12. the quilt should be beautiful....love the colours

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  13. How exciting!!
    My friend has asked me to make her a quilt, just when I thought that a big project was off limits!

    Maybe I need to do my own research too because she doesnt know what she wants. this will be my first machined quilt.

    She has a kingsize bed too!

    looking forward to seeing how yours turns out!

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  14. i will be following along on your progress with this quilt

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  15. This fabric is going to be great in that pattern:) I can't wait to see it finished!!!

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  16. lynne, that sounds great! i'm already looking forward to your ruby star rising comission quilt!
    have fun!

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  17. That is going to be a great quilt. Lovely fabrics!
    Micki

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  18. That is the perfect pattern for the RSR! I love the solids combo you've got picked out. It's really weird but really works together. This is going to be an awesome quilt! Kerrching!!

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  19. I'm learning a whole new language on this blog. First numpty, now kerching. I think I may need more grammatical instruction on the proper use of kerching, though...is it the same as 'sterling' meaning money, or 'excellent'? I'm planning on sounding all posh at my next party outing, but I should get the right usage straight first so it doesn't backfire.

    This quilt will be super fab. And you were right to wonder if she thought it would only cost a 20! People have no idea how long it takes us mere mortals to make stuff.

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  20. I agree...the international aspect of blog world is so fun. New words that I will add to my vocabulary...as soon as I learn what they really mean so that I don't end up insulting someone who would be in the know.

    How fun that you get to work with rsr!

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  21. Oh this is going to be a nice quilt! The RSR fabrics and your choice of Kona cotton fabrics will match perfectly!

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  22. Kerching indeed! How lovely to have a chance to use RSR... great design, great colours :D
    (and hello from a new visitor btw)

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  23. can't wait to see it all done. I LOVE the idea of framing!

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  24. Kerching (we say Ka-ching) indeed! Three cheers for the Kona Colour Card!

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  25. This will be absolutely fabulous! Can't wait to see (and probably gotta have one just like it!)

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