Hands Hands Fingers Thumbs - A Work in Progress

I'm madly working on a commission for a friend right now. A beloved teacher is leaving and she wanted to send him on his way with a quilt involving the children he taught. When we discussed the project and the style the teacher might like, my friend said that at a Jackson Pollack-style painting party, the teacher in question tried to mix up some colours, but ended up just using grey and black.

So grey and black it is!

With that info in mind, I suggested doing improv chevrons on one side -- très moderne, non?


I'm working on the other side right now. It will be a white background, with some slices of black and white prints pieced into it. Each child from the class has traced their name onto some fusible-web backed fabric in oranges and reds and written their names on white fabric. The hands and names will be fused to the white and zig zag stitched down. 


It's a fun project and I think it will turn out really well. Now, if I can just finish it by the 19th, we'll be golden. Gulp! Wish me luck!

I'm hosting TGIFF! this Friday and I hope you'll join us. I'm so excited to share the quilt I made for my cousin with you. Also, if you haven't had a chance to enter my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway, you can do so here

I'm linking in to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Thanks Monika and Lee for hosting such great linkies!
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What are you working on this week?

16 comments:

  1. I really like the grey and black! It gives those chevrons an edgier look that I love!

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  2. I am in love with that improv chevron! <3 wow!

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  3. Love the feathers! The hands are so cute, sure to be a well loved quilt!

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  4. Oh I love grey grey black. Looks awesome! Good luck with this fun project!

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  5. Ooooo! I like where this is going! Oui! C'est très bien!

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  6. This quilt is pretty awesome!

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  7. wow! That's fantastic, what a great gift!!

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  8. the colors are very powerful. awesome. i am sure you will get it done in time.

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  9. Beautiful quilt. That teacher will surely love it. The hands make it so personal. I'm sure you can finish it in time. No sleep and no laundry are the keys!

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  10. Wow. This is amazing. I love it. I would never have thought to have used such dark colours, especially with nothing to lighten it up, but it looks awesome, and so suitable for a man. It is hard to come across a quilt that is both classy and manly at the same time. And the back is perfect for a teacher. Great job!

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  11. Oh MR this is fabulous. I love the modern chevrons but the hands on the back are going to blow him away!

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  12. Wow I can't wait to see this one finished...what a lovely idea for a teacher's gift:)

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  13. What a wonderful gift this will be. Think he will be very pleased. Looking forward to see the finish.

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  14. This is gonna be great. Can't wait to see its golden moment reveal!

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