A few weeks ago, Jan wrote me a Flickr mail and asked if I ever sell my quilts. She wanted something for her wall personalized and wondered if I had time to make her something. I pondered upon it for awhile (being so close to the holidays and still needing to do a few things for myself) and finally wrote back to her wondering what exactly was in her mind. Surprisingly enough, she wanted me to just use my imagination, however I wanted, to make her a doll sized wall hanging with (naturally) birds. BUT, there was no rush.
Well, no one knows this (except all of you now), but I like to go into a new year with no obligations hanging over my head. I want everything I promised all done and a clean slate for whatever my imagination brings in the new year, so I knew I better think fast.........!!!! I thought something about 14 by 18 might fit the bill, (one of my all time favorite size quilts to make), but what to do to make it special for her. Then, she mentioned that her wall was red and Lord knows what that did to inspire me, but all of a sudden, an image just came out of the blue. I scribbled it on my grocery list and when I realized it would be cute enough, I went to town on the big drawing (forgot to take a picture of that....sorry) and started transferring it to fabric. (E-gads, I lost a picture here and I haven't the vaguest idea how to get it back in this spot..........grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!! Man this computer stuff really pisses me off sometimes!!! I'm sorry. Every since my blog was fancied up, I'm a bit confused with stuff.....(not that I wasn't confused before, mind you!) Oh well..............
Once I had all the images fused, I had to decide if I should sew it all on with black, or the appropriate color for the fabric. As you can see, I used black. I thought it would stand out better.
When I was done, I asked Jan if she wanted a picture and she said, yes, otherwise you wouldn't be seeing this today. I don't think she even has gotten this in the mail yet.
That poor little middle bird....almost falling off that flower!! LOL Good thing he didn't drop his kite!
So, if any of you need a special something for your own wall....let's talk. You can e-mail me at : firstname.lastname@example.org (I won't start it until next year though.......)