My friend commissioned not one but two single sized quilts for her boys. Her instruction was clear, they must be IDENTICAL in every way possible except for their names embroidery.
This got me sweating.. for few reasons:
1. I always just work with one big quilt at a time, mainly due to SPACE problem
2. Any attempt to reproduce will never be exactly the same as the first production simply because I detest the idea, to me every item should be unique and special (plus I get bored easily and tend to make alteration and adjustment or use different fabric, etc) *sigh*
But as you can see I did complete the project and they do look identical as far as handmade products are concerned..
How did I overcome my concerns..?
1.SPACE problem, I simply put aside everything else and focussed on the quilts, plus I took over the living room as well.. *grin*
2. I decided to work on both quilt simultaneously, thus avoiding changes and alterations while working on the latter. So each step was repeated twice - cutting and sewing borders x 2, name embroidery x 2, batting, backing and basting x 2, quilting x 2 and finally binding x 2
The quilt measures about 140cm x 210cm each.
I used light-brown polka-dot fabric for the binding.
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