Wednesday, May 1, 2024

What was I thinking....

when I offered to consult on a commission quilt?

Yes, that's code for 'making the quilt myself'!

Ugh- old pyjama fabric, much of it some sort of worn, 

fine cotton,

With some t-shirt knit thrown in to induce more 

hair-tearing angst!

Have you ever thought about how long it takes to cut 

up PJs, 

iron it all, and cut up around the unusable pieces....

All before you could begin properly cutting and piecing?

Anyway, I won't continue b**ching, 

I'm just breathing a sigh of relief that 

it's finished and ready to be delivered or 

sent to the client.

At least the backing is pretty!

I'm wondering how they will feel when I tell them I've 

spent about 100 (Australian) dollars

on the plain solid fabric, backing fabric, binding fabric, 

thread, batting and fabric spray.

I am reminding myself I'm being paid for this,

but when I do the final calculation 

on the time spent on it, not including the electricity and

 'wear and tear of the machine and my body,

I will yet again say....

"What was I thinking?"

Back to "Happy sewing" now.....

PA PJ quilt
Quilt #3 for 2024
Lifetime Quilt #155
48" by 56"



Kim said...

Hair-tearing angst, indeed! I can't really say I've thought much about cutting and ironing pieces of old pyjamas but I'll take your word it was a right royal pain in the proverbial. You have the patience a saint, Susan. The quilt actually looks great. I think you have done a terrific job with all those fabrics especially choosing the plain fabrics to complement the prints.

Susan Smith said...

Well done on completing what sounds like a huge favour/chore. Don't do commissions any more now, so know how you probably feel. Take care & hugs.

LintLady said...

Hi Suz,
this happened to me quiet often,too.
I was asked: "Can you do..." I said "Yes" and ended up with too much work for something or someone else.
But your quilt turned out nice! And the backfabric is just wonderful!
XXX Doris :o)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Well done, Susan, it's a delightful quilt. Love the red & white binding. And I hope the recipients were impressed beyond words. I don't do commissions either, we pour so much of ourselves - design & colour consulting, deconstruction of said PJs & t-shirts, creativity, tracking all your costs, the list is endless - into each make it's never going to be enough $wise.

Karen S said...

I think you need a pat on the back for first of taking it on, and then for sticking with.
I am impressed with the end result. It was not an easy task and you have combined some very difficult designs to make it work.
It is hard to say no!

Chookyblue...... said...

this is definitely not something I would chose to do at all............well done.....

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