We sewed and we sewed ----or, Lisa sewed, and I helped occasionally, and mostly I chained myself to the computer to print out invoices and sheets of mailing labels!
But having her here made it all so much better than if I was doing all that paperwork by myself!
I want all these invoices and labels raring and ready to go when books arrive, and don’t want to take time THEN to do all the printing – because it does take time and I want the books on their way to their new owners as quickly as is humanly possible.
The chicken quilt is MASSIVE! We measured and it was 106” X 110”. It’s for someone in California who simply asked for a “King Sized Chicken Quilt” as if they were asking for a simply normal piece of everyday, ordinary chocolate cake!
I’m sure Lisa swallowed hard upon the request, but they’d never know. She’s just very professional that way --- while ME on the other hand, have nicknamed this quilt CHICKENZILLA because it is Ginormous! But adorable. How could you not smile at these guys?
For those asking --- Lisa replied back in the comments section of yesterday’s post --- this is a Buggy Barn pattern, and can be found on their website. I think it is adorable! I can’t decide if I like the comb-crowns or the tails the best…they are just too cute! And life-size. These people are going to be dreaming of killer chickens in the night… :cD
The quilting was done by 4:30pm and we had plenty of energy and daylight to spare, so I rounded up a red plaid in the stash, cranked it through the accuquilt studio into binding strips, and while Lisa commenced sewing the binding on --- I went back to the computer and yes --- printed MORE invoices and MORE mailing labels…thinking all the while I’d rather be sewing too, but we had an add-on to the agenda---
If she could get the binding on – we could order pizza delivered and have a Sunday evening Binding Fest! She could bind the Godzilla Chickens, and I could finish up the binding on Florabunda --- win, win, win, right? I could get some needle time in, myself!
Shelby, helping to keep the chickens from flying away while Lisa binds ---
Of course, Shelby is no respecter of persons ((or chickens!)) as long as a cozy quilt is involved, and she came and helped me out quite a bit too!
This morning, I’m pleased to say – it’s done….well, except for the label and hanging sleeve, but I couldn’t wait to get that “FINISHED” photo!
The panto I used is called “Harvest Winds” by Urban Elementz. I scaled it fairly small because I wanted the quilting to fill each square in the quilt. I’m more happy with this quilt than I really thought I would be when I started it. I have that confession to make!
I knew what I wanted, I wasn’t sure what I was doing was going to pull off the job though – and I’m happy to say it did, even though I know many of you would not have chosen to go the route I did with the varying solid yellows. Sometimes you gotta be brave even when others are stating plainly that they don’t like it, aren’t crazy about it, or wouldn’t do it that way. Follow your OWN muse!
LOVE it on the guest bed upstairs!
So what’s up for your Monday? It’s a brand new week! I see more kitting up of future quilt projects in my future, for stitching on the road ---which doesn’t leave anything really interesting to post about. I’ve got ONE WEEK left until I head to Ohio. And then the travel adventures will begin again, but I gotta tell ya, it’s been so nice to live life on the “normal scale” the past couple of weeks!