Last October, asked by my city's Chamber of Commerce if I would accept a commission to make an art quilt to hang in the lobby of the new Jetport, I paused about 3 seconds. My brain was shouting, "WHAT! are you crazy to accept a commission?" My mouth never listens to my brain, and it said that I would be delighted. Of course the panic quickly dissolved as I was told that I would have free rein on the design. The new Jetport terminal is a rustic, craftsman style building, so I thought it best to create something to fit with that theme. I listened to suggestions and thoughts from the committee. They liked the idea of a autumn trees with a sunset. So I am off in a tizzy to have it completed by the first of December .
|full size sketch on freezer paper|
pattern drawn and begun
|November progress with deadline looming|
Thankfully, there was a bit a construction delay on the Jetport and I was able to get it completed in time for today's grand opening
The quilt was delivered and hung on the stone fireplace on Tuesday. I was thrilled to see another of my art quilts hanging in a commercial location.
What an honor.
Now back to a more relaxed schedule.
Ms. Iris is waiting to be quilted.