Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bevo

So......I have this friend......Charlie.  And he says to me, "Do you know anyone who could make a quilt for me?"  And that's how it began...........


I usually don't do custom commissioned work, but I decided to take this one on.  I'm glad I did.  I am very happy with the results, and I think Charlie will be too.


He wanted something with the Texas Longhorns mascot on it.  (I had to do some research here.  I am NOT a college sports fan in any way, shape or form!)  So I found the logo online, printed it, enlarged it, and had my pattern.
I appliqued the logo, which by this time, I knew to be "Bevo" and it sat on my design wall for a while. Actually, a lot of things sat on my design wall for a while last year!  
I borrowed an idea for the border design from my friend Gail who does amazing work and a real interesting variety of projects.  Thanks for that, Gail.  :)


This is the finished wallhanging!         
 
You can see some of the quilting detail in the close-up.........
.........and on the back.
So all I need to do now is get the hanging sleeve on it and put it into the mail to Melanie in Enid, Oklahoma.  This is a gift to her from Charlie and his wife, Rose. Melanie is the only Texan working in an office full of Oklahoma gals, so I think this wall-hanging will be a conversation piece in her office for a long, long time.  At least.........I hope so.



5 comments:

Mimi said...

You did a great job on that quilt! I have a feeling Melanie is going to get some ribbing in the office over this one though.

Chuck said...

Sandy, I can't believe it..I don't have words to discribe how I feel it's weird how what I have though of for a few year and you go`t it in 1 or 2 e-mails.Melanie will go crazy when she gets back from her wedding.I will catch a firestorm of e-mails from the Okie gals for sure...LOVE IT.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, Bevo turned out great. Nice work. Dar

Barb said...

Fantastic, Sandy. You need to send that into a magazine. Seriously. I hope the owner appreciates all your hard work and creativity.

Mimi said...

tap, tap, tap.......