The fabric selection process was interesting as I was in Kansas and she was home in South Carolina. I went to my LQS and started pulling fabrics and taking pix, sending them to her via Facebook Messenger, and through a process of elimination we managed to select fabrics she was happy with. Then it was back to the drawing board to adapt a DWR pattern to 18" blocks that would ultimately result in two interlocking rings measuring approximately 24" wide by 48" long to be centered on the throw.
Before cutting into her fabric, I decided I'd better make a mockup to be sure the pattern worked in the larger size. The pattern I had found in my stash turned out to be rounded squares, rather than circles. I was immediately grateful I had decided to do a test first. While it's beautiful, it wasn't the look I wanted for the commission.
|The first pattern didn't have the round rings I wanted.|
Once the quilting was done and the binding was on, it was into the washer and dryer to remove the marking dust, as well as to do some blocking before shipping it of to my client. I was very pleased with the results and she was delighted when she received it!
More snippets from the sewing room soon,