Over the past two years I was lucky enough to have had a few commissions and I was doubly lucky that all of them were great and interesting commissions.
The most interesting one so far is the one I am working on at the
moment. About 2 months ago or so I got an e-mail from a gentlemen who
lives in the Mediterranean asking me if I could make him a quilt like 'A day at the beach' but a litter larger. He also asked if I would be
happy to include some vintage fabric he would sent me, amongst them a few old Paul
Smith shirts. Of course I was happy to include other fabrics. So the
vintage shirts arrived one day and I was astounded how incredibly soft
they were (well I guess one should expect that from a Paul Smith shirt)
and then a few weeks later more fabric arrived amongst them those
beautiful embroidered pieces and the appliqued boats.
So of I went and pulled out the remainder of my 'Going Coastal' fabric and started to work this week on piecing a quilt top and quilt back.
I framed the ships in red and navy to make make sure they stand out in the overall design. The shirts were cut into squares and the embroidery pieces cut to size and scattered amongst the other squares.
I am so pleased how it turned out and how wonderful the vintage fabric works together with the modern fabric. And now I am off to the most joyous task of quilting.