Tuesday 24 September 2013

:: molly's quilt ::

 i love quilt commissions. 
i love them because it gives me an excuse to make a quilt.
i love that people pay me to play with fabric.
it doesn't get much better than that does it?!

i also love quilt commissions because i love that other people come up with colour combos that i wouldn't necessarily be drawn to.

last week i had a quilt commission to make a quilt for molly's 1st birthday. 
all of molly's female relatives had clubbed together to buy her what will become an heirloom. how gorgeous an idea is that? not a plastic unnecessary toy in sight just a beautiful long lasting piece that i particularly am very proud to be part of.

even though i was working in a colourway that i wouldn't ordinarily do, i had a surprisingly good collection of fabrics in and only needed to top up a few which i found in the beautifully stocked Tikki.

i had only made my giant hexie quilt in my trademark teal grey and mustard before so it was a lovely refreshing change to make it up in something different.

i look forward to being paid to play some more.

(ps sorry about the blurry (atmospheric?) photographs...molly's aunt came to whisk the quilt away before i could take some decent shots...but you get the idea)


Charlotte said...

it's really lovely! Lucky Molly :-D

Lucy | Charm About You said...

gorgeous! great mix of fabrics!

Leanne said...

This is a beautiful set of colours and a lovely quilt.

lindsey said...

This is beautiful and hexes are particularly good for using a mixture of different style fabrics.

Catherine said...

What a fabulous gift, love those colours

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Really gorgeous! I must do a hexie quilt like this sometime soon!