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Friday, January 25, 2013

Commission

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

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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. 



22 comments:

Marti said...

I love the lighting and the way you made the trees seem to glow.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Lovely......the colors behind the tree limbs truly makes this piece. Congrats to you for a job well done!
My Best To You,
LuAnn in Oregon
luannkessi.blogspot.com

Mary Keasler said...

Thank you so much Marti. It was fun to create.

Exuberant Color said...

Congratulations, it is beautiful!

Lisa said...

So beautiful! Your work is so amazing and so inspiring! Congrats on the commission, what a great achievement!!

Chris said...

They are lucky to have your beautiful art piece - just gorgeous!!! Congrats!

Ann Marie said...

Wow! Worth every minute of time you spent on it.

Carol said...

Oh, how wonderful. I'm feeling all the excitement that must have come with this commission. And how beautiful the finished piece. Trees are one of my favorite things to use in my art.

MariQuilts said...

Congrats Mary....it's absolutely stunning, so full of light.

Sujata Shah said...

Mary, It looks absolutely stunning! Congratulations on the big finish.
The jetport will be definitely on my list to visit when I am passing by.
:)

Tonya Ricucci said...

gorgeous and it looks stunning in place. woohoo!

Angela said...

Oooh, how beautiful. Congratulations!

Nifty Quilts said...

Absolutely stunning! I think of how many people will see it over the years and be amazed at your work.

Cathy said...

WOW...Fantastic, and my very favorite subject...TREES! Love it! ♥♥3

Leanne said...

It's beautiful, you are a master at selecting just the right fabrics. I am so pleased to hear that your city commissioned it for such a public pace.

rubyslipperz said...

Your works are awewome! I love the blues of the Iris! =)

hugZ,
annie

sheila 77 said...

This is outstanding, Mary, a true artist's art quilt. You must not only be very happy with it, but happy to have it finished and hung in its right place. I especially love the way the trees are so rooted into the ground.

Sharon Robinson said...

Just saw this! Congratulations on getting the commission and the beautiful piece that resulted!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Mary. Beautiful commission piece--congratulations!
The iris piece is sumptuous. Hope you're staying warm--great quilting weather.
best, nadia

quilthexle said...

Congratulation to a finished commission ! It's a stunning piece - I love it !

fryeber said...

I found you through Mari's blog. What beautiful work! I love the autumn trees! Fall is my favorite season of all because the colors are so bountiful and the holidays are approaching!

Em said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!! I am loving your current project and to see how you created it. Always an inspiration!