I recently finished a custom chevron quilt like the baby blanket in my etsy shop. My client requested her son’s name appliqued on the front. She sent me paint chips of the colors in his room, and I used my Kona color card to match them—what did I ever do before I bought the color card? Anyhow, I’m really happy with how it turned out, and my customer (she received it yesterday) loves it, too.
She chose the Les Amis gray woodgrain print for the back. I just love this fabric, so I bought a little extra for myself as well. It’s a great complement to the colors on the front—very calm and peaceful, great for a bedroom.
So, I packaged it all up and sent it on its way. I rolled the quilt to save space since it was traveling all the way to Canada, but I think I might do this in the future for all my quilts—it looks nice as well as keeps the package compact.
This is the first custom quilt I’ve made for someone so far away, and although my client was wonderful to work with, I must admit it was a nerve-wracking experience. Since she wasn’t able to choose the colors in person or give feedback in person, I was so nervous that I had made the wrong decisions. It’s much easier on my nerves to make a quilt and then list it. Still, I will most likely do this again if/when the opportunity arises. I’m just glad it made it there safely and that she likes it!