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YAY! I am so pleased to be able to share with you all, (Thank you for the permission Jackie!) a post about one of the commissioned custom order lap quilts, which has just been given full seal of approval, by my lovely, Dear friend, Jackie! 🙂 Jackie has a couple of brilliant sites here on WordPress, which I follow avidly, her photographic work is absolutely stunning and I urge you all to pop over and have a look through her wonderful archives http://iamlostinthot.wordpress.com/about/
Jackie’s more recent WordPress site, Fun with Filters, has some amazing artistic effects placed over the original images, this is a link to one of my favourites http://iamlostinthot2.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/iphone-snap-steampunk-hummingbird-v-2/ though to be honest, all her images are my favourites, it was hard to choose, but I decided on this one! 🙂
Firstly, I want to Thank Jackie immensely, for commissioning me to design and make her two (36” x 48”) custom order quilts! Not only that, but with trusting me completely, with all the design ideas, fabrics and colours, she really was in the dark from placing the order to seeing the final finished product, in both cases!
Jackie, asked me to make a lap quilt for her cherished, two year old granddaughter with ‘Elephants’ as the theme and one for herself, with full free reign!!! Wow! I was sooo excited and a little scared too, what if she didn’t like them? But, thankfully, Jackie absolutely loved them both when they arrived in the US yesterday! 🙂 In fact, I have taken this ‘quote’ directly from her email,
”They look even better than they did in the pictures – your work is superb!!!”
I was very very happy, as you can see, 🙂 🙂 :-)!!! Though, to be fair, my photography does leave a lot to be desired!
It was a fantastic opportunity for me and I loved every minute, from the first pencil sketch design to buying whatever palette of colours I chose, making all the double layered, ‘turned out’, applique pieces, right through to the very last quilting stitch!
Thank You so much again Jackie, for giving me the creative craft challenge 🙂
YAY!!! I have just received another commission custom order, after my client saw your two designs! – my portfolio of lap quilt designs is set for an increase, again – this time as a Wedding gift! 🙂
I feel the same way about this quilt as I do about the one for my granddaughter! I love it – it’s perfect. The design is awesome! I’ll say it again, your work is superb! I have already used it for my afternoon nap and it was so nice. I will be using it for years to come. Thank you so much for both quilts and for the mention of my blogs on both posts. xo 🙂
Jackie, I thank you so much for your kind comments about my work(wo)manship!.
Each and every item I make has a lot of love, care and attention put into it, and without a doubt for this very special commission, it was probably doubled! I am thrilled to hear that you have already trial run it with a little nap 🙂
I hope you enjoy it for many years to come as well! 🙂 Again, Thank you for trusting me with all aspects, it was an awesome project to be given (((BIG HUG)))
And it was a pleasure to share your site links, I think anyone who visits will be bowled over by your fantastic artistic photography skills! 🙂
Oh it’s gorgeous Caren, and the elephant one too! I love the way your eye is drawn in to the picture from Jackie looking over the fields to the mountains in the distance. Soo clever.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I was worried that it might be a creative step too far, both in the design and what Jackie would be expecting a patchwork lap quilt to look like(being that she wanted me to surprise her). But as she knows me, and that I am one for making my own patterns for everything, I’m sure somewhere in her thoughts, was an inkling that it wouldn’t be a traditional design either! Thankfully she loved them both, so I couldn’t be happier! 🙂
Mrs P said:
Your work is absolutely stunning, you are sooooo creative, everything you craft is outstanding in terms of design and quality I love to gaze at your masterpieces, congratulations on all your hard work 🙂
Mrs. P.,You really don’t know how much your comments mean to me! Let me give you a ((( BIG hug!)))
My whole life I have wanted to do exactly what I am doing now – I almost feel like a volcano erupting with creativity!
They say, ”’ there is a time and place for everything” – Well, I think I have just found mine! After years of putting it on the back burner for many other reasons, I am pleased to be out in the world and along the way to be connecting with lovely people like yourself too!!! I expect Detective Moo is fast asleep now after a day of clue finding and wearing grandma out too 🙂 !
Mrs P said:
You are most defiantly in your element in the creative sphere that is your life, I’m extremely overwhelmed by your prowess with a few random articles that you (appear) effortlessly combine together and your Ta Dah moments, now is your time to shine, congratulations on all your achievements. Detective Moo sends his love & Tisses ( he can’t say kisses)
🙂 I like to be able to say all my Ta Dah moments ran like clockwork, though they do sometimes need tweaking every now and then to get them as I would like, plus I invariably leave a trail of chaos in their wake whilst creating, but all in all I think it is a necessary part of the process and fun too!
Having shopped and chosen fabrics yesterday for the next challenge….Let, Wedding Quilt project begin!…Watch this space!
I look forward to more adventures of Detective Moo, Please thank him for his Tisses – So cute! 🙂
Mrs P said:
I love the image conjured up in my mind of you sat totally unaware of the chaos running amok in your household while you sit there in a little tranquil oasis of fabrics and notions, I have visions of a tornado ripping through family life while you immerse yourself in the rearranging of your latest fabulous quilt till it suits your exacting design, ahhh sounds like heaven LOL
Okay!!! I have checked every corner of my workspace, floor to ceiling…but..I just couldn’t find your spycam anywhere! However…I did find the dog though… buried under a whopping pile of scrap fabrics….Hhmmm! Now I come to think of it… I had wondered where he’d gone, after that rather strong breeze the other day?!? LOL!
Your vivid visions and my reality do seem rather blurred into one..I really must admit! 🙂
Mrs P said:
OMG I didn’t realise the gale that was blowing yesterday was the result of the tornado that was whistling through your homestead, sooo glad your pooch has resurfaced, oh and the spycam??? check the dogs collar LOL