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Thread: Another commissioned quilt

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    Another commissioned quilt

    DD texted me very late last Friday evening. What would I charge them to make a lap quilt as a wedding gift for the wedding they were attending the NEXT day? Since "Dear Abby" said they would have a year to do present the gift. And the bride loves hand crafted things so it would be really appreciated.
    I responding with and amount depending of how ornate the design and how much of my stash it required.
    Obviously didn't quote high enough so the next text was, can you send a few ideas that you'd be comfortable making. They'd print out the pictures and put in a card for the wedding.

    So - okay. Sent some ideas - an fancied up panel, bargello, pinwheels, Anita's Arrowhead, DSP's, convergence.... and asked they to get colours....

    Result - my choice of panel quilt, bargello, convergence... in blue/grey colours...
    Name a colour I do not have in my stash. Blues I got.
    Greys I don't.

    And no panels in that combo at all.... or jelly rolls...

    Darn! I have to go shopping.... and this quilt is about 5th on the list.... AND I'm also hoping to move in the next few months and scheduled for another knee replacement - the right this time.
    Last edited by SuzzyQ; 09-01-2018 at 12:07 AM.
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    Sounds like a fun challenge, as long as you can work around your other commitments and schedules. At least it is throw size and not a king size. You can let your creativity soar, and the bride and groom will treasure it as a memory of their important wedding. What an honor!

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    You've got a busy year! It's nice that they gave you some flexibility in what to make. I love handmade things, too, and I'm sure this will be lovely.

    I'd like to make a panel quilt but I never seem to find panels that I like except on other people's quilts!

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    Wow! that is a lot on your plate for the next few months! Good luck. Think you might be a nicer Mom that I am!

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    And I thought I was nuts...you certainly have a lot on your plate. We will keep our eyes open for your commissioned project and wish you all the best with your upcoming hurdles.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Wow you have a lot going on and I think you are right you did not charge enough!

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    Good luck with your knee surgery. I just had both of my knees replaced (not at the same time, but in the same year) and I don't think that I even considered doing any sewing for at least 3 months after the surgeries. And you are moving, too? Oh, my, you are better person than I, Gunga Din. Even though I didn't have any problems with the surgery and also did my physical therapy like I was supposed to, I feel like I rolled up in an emotional little ball for a while and just vegged.

    It is really very brave of you to take on so many projects at one time. You go girl and more power to you. Wishing you a speedy recovery for everything you have planned.

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    A lot to do, wow! Bet they will love whatever you decide to make. Good luck with knee surgery and speedy recovery!
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