I just post an entire week's worth of posts. It was about an hour of work to do, but what an accomplishment and I got to show all my pictures I've been holding on to. I definitely will start doing this on Sundays for the week. I've enjoyed doing it!
Here's another one of my commission works. It's my husband's golfing friend and so I feel a bit more "pressured" to do a very good job (not like any of my other jobs I didn't feel the need to do my best mine you). It's a 20+ year old quilt his mom made for him and it is obviously well loved and used. After examining it, I discovered it needed 35 diamonds replace, a lot of broken stitches redo and some blocks need hand quilting. A lot of work.
Here are a few of the blocks (there are 28 total, 25 need some kind of work):
My biggest concern was actually finding fabric that would work. I don't want to purchase new fabric for it because it's too bright compared to the other pieces, so I ended up at the thrift shop and picked up a few old cotton shirts and then luckily went stash diving at a friends who has pieces that fit the scrappy theme.
Next, is how to add the new pieces in? I'm using hand applique technique. I made a diamond freezer paper template (35 of them) and ironed them to fabric. Next cut the 1/4" seam allowance, then basted the fabric to paper.
Now I've only got one block started (at time of publishing-plan to work on it a lot over the next week), but I'm happy with the end result. I'm stitching in between the folds of fabric. In the photo, the bottom left dark check is one I did and started the blue one that has the basting stitches still in.
Now, it's not going to lay perfect due to time and stress on the older fabric, but I think once it's quilted and washed again, it will work nicely.
Hoping to have it finish by end of the month!