I've had several custom orders materialize in recent weeks.
Two of them are for T shirt quilts. I'll have a picture of the first completed top in the next day or so.
One custom order deserves it's own post, so I'll save it for just a little while.
And the last one is for a bed quilt, Ultra King Sized at 118" square. Holy Cow, that's a big quilt. I'm assuming that the customer wants the quilt to drape almost to the floor, thus eliminating the need for a dust ruffle.
Well, the best way to proceed with such a project is to first find the pattern. I'm a big believer in Keeping Things Simple, and let beautiful fabrics do the work for you.
This pattern (available here) seemed like a good choice. I was planning on having to alter a pattern to get the size quilt that I need, but, incredibly, this quilt finishes 118".
I also like the borders, with a solid inner border and rectangles around the outer edge.
The pattern designer made hers out of pinks and blues. But I have a different, more sophisticated color scheme in mind.
The customer wants an old Florida, tropical garden feel. The bedroom that this quilt is going in has pale, gray-green walls.
Fairylyte Garden collection from Westminster Fabrics seemed the best choice after a LOT of searching.
I ordered it from Fabric.com, and it arrived yesterday.
So instead of the blue and pink color scheme of the quilt in the pattern, my quilt will be this dark/burgundy group. . .
And this light/lime/yellow group.
It's hard to tell in the pictures, but this order totaled over 20 yards of fabric, I think my biggest single fabric purchase ever!
Extra wide fabric for the back of this quilt will definitely come in handy, when I get there. (Let me get this top pieced first.)
(See my Etsy store if you're not familiar with all of my selvage goodies)