Thursday, February 12, 2009

Let's Play Ball

Happy Valentine's Day to all.
I just finished the first commissioned quilt. I was asked to do a Chicago Cubs theme and to make 2 of them for her sons'. This is a picture of it.
I did an embroidery with red threads in each of the large dark blue squares. Some of the squares are names of players (past and present), the years that the cubs won the world series (now over a century since they have won); boys playing baseball, a baseball diamond and the words 'Wrigley Field'; a baseball glove and ball and bat. So there is a pretty good variety.
Over all the sewing took approx 40hrs; cutting fabric into the right size pieces and shapes - 10hrs; embroidery- 11hrs; quilting time- 12hrs; sewing the binding on by hand-4hrs. So add it all up 77hrs. I made less than $4 an hour.

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