"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Commission Progress, Part 3 - Finishes and Next Projects.

Been busy working on the commission I have at the present time.   Finished last night were 4 more memory pillows made from t-shirts.











Next up last night was cutting out the lining sections for the next batch of stockings that need to be made. 

I've managed to cut 21 sets of lining pieces (front and back) from a king-sized flat sheet.   The three piles in the pic are all that is left at this point, and that will be reduced shortly.   Front pile is small scraps that are only fit for the trash.

Back left pile will be cut into squares and pieced with a solid white (either muslin or something else) to make a pieced lining for a stocking.  Sheet is poly/cotton so I'm thinking I might need to get a piece of poly-cotton broadcloth for this to work best.

And I'm planning on splitting the top band into two sections, then sew them together.   Then will cut lining for one stocking out of the resulting piece of "fabric".

Next up is stabilizing these bandannas.  Stockings are planned for at least 4 of them.  One of the patriotic ones may become the back of a denim tote.   All of them will need to be stabilized with interfacing.
This bandanna was well 'loved' by the uncle, so it is very soft and will end up in a pillow because the design is too big for a stocking.  It will be stabilized before sewing.

















This Bugs Bunny bandanna will either end up as a pillow or the back of a denim tote bag.  Gotta see how size plays out once I have the denim overalls deconstructed and I know how large the totes will be.






Gratitudes:

1. That I am fortunate enough to have health insurance, that hasn't always been the case.

2. For all who read my blog, and give such sweet feedback.


5 comments:

Farm Quilter said...

You are one busy lady!! You work full time and yet you create the most beautiful things with fabric and thread!! PTL for health insurance for sure!!!

Suze said...

You have been one busy lady. The efforts are well rewarded - the plans are magnificient. The pillow is amazing and I am looking forward to seeing more. Great job! I rejoice with you that you have health insurance and other readers who give you positive hugs of feedback which is well deserved.
Susan

edith csokmay said...

You have bee. And continue to be busy. Great looking projects.

Susan said...

What a wonderful set of projects you already finished, and now there is going to be a new batch. I really like the Bugs Bunny scarf. It will be great to watch these become things of memory, too. I'm also grateful you have the insurance. That's one good thing about that job, I guess.

K Reeves said...

You have been sew busy, goodness! Much accomplished with this large commission, congrats!