Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Projects and Custom Orders

After two years, my home business is starting to pick up.  It's not enough to actually call it a " business"  but it's enough to keep me busy.  Because of my disability, I am unable to work.  When I make a quilt for someone, I can only sew for maybe 15 to 30 minutes at a time then I have to  sit in a recliner to relieve the pain in my hip (I have hip dysplasia which is a birth defect) and the pain in my neck which is caused by nerve damage I sustained in a car accident.  

Right now I am working on an order for a Celtic quilt.  I've always wanted to make one but never have had the opportunity.   This one is going to be a king quilt.  I will have the top done is about 2 to 3 weeks but the quilting will take the longest.  I don't have a longarm (can't afford one) so I quilt my quilts on my regular sewing machine.  

The quilt the I just finished was a king size Broncos quilt.  I took the logo of the Denver Broncos and I modified it.  I sketched out the horse as best as I could being the I can't draw all that well.  I " stained glassed"  the design in the middle of the quilt and the border.  My customer was really pleased with it.

I also made a horse quilt for a friend of mine.  She wanted one for her daughter that was in her first year of college.  This one was a lot of fun to make.  My favorite book to use for block design is " 501 Quilt Blocks" .  I can find anything that I need to make a quilt.

I have made several other quilts but for now, I'll only share these two.  I will add more as I have time.  So now I have the Celtic quilt to work on then I have two more to work on.  Like I said before, I have to stay busy to help keep my mind off the pain that I am in all day, every day.  Well, now it's time that I got and work on this new venture.  Hope it turns out as well as the others have.  Oh yeah, did I tell you that I have only been sewing for a little over 2 years?  

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