Saturday, December 10, 2011

Maps of the World

The other day we had a customer who ordered a wallhanging with a map of Nigeria, and then asked if we could also make one with a map of Canada. Well, we do a lot of Africas and a lot of Nigerias, but we've never been asked to make a map of Canada before. The ladies are always up for a challenge, so they accepted the job. A few days later I heard about it, and I said, "Do you know what Canada looks like?" I sent for the world map in the school, and we had a good long look at Canada. To tell you the truth, I'd never really studied it before. The whole northern part of Canada is islands! If we had a few weeks to get it done, we could do it, but since the customer was coming in just two days, we had to act fast.
After mulling it over, I said, "Why don't you make the Canadian flag instead of the country." So, they called the customer, and the customer agreed to the change. Two days later, this is what I saw:

I was pretty impressed with their Canadian flag! We had looked at it on the internet together, but then they figured out how to enlarge it and get everything done.

The other wallhanging is a map of Nigeria. Cleverly, it also has the green/white/green of the Nigerian flag on it. The yo-yos are just for decoration.

I'm pretty impressed with how well the ladies can tackle new projects and get a beautiful result.


Sandy said...

These are great. and everyone learned something!

I love hearing about the sewing programme.

Sandy in the UK

Deborah Payne said...

This looks so good. I'm sure you are very proud of the quality of work they do. Blessings to you all. Tell the ladies I know hello from me. Thanks. Merry Christmas

Jill Stanish said...

The Canadian quilt is absolutely gorgeous!