The deal didn´t work out in the end, because my quilt was too white for the camera, but the production designer told me that they soon are going to film a cinema movie and that they need a special quilt for that. I told him, that I would be interested in making it, if he brought the fabric and if the price is right.
I absolutely didn´t want to work for not enough money, so again I told him my price and there as no discussion at all.
When I still worked for the movies in the costume departement, it was always said, "we don´t have enough money", but everybody knew, they had. And here I see it again, there is enough. Very sad that they rather spent it on the props then on the people working there. (I still remember exhausting days, when I worked 16 hours and didn´t get paid any extra hours.)
This is one reason I left the business.
Well but back to the quilt. Somehow I like the overall look of it, especially when I imagine the set it will be in. Imagine an old farmhouse with a lot of wood and robust walls... All a bit dusty and oldfashioned...
This Quilt is going to be huge. About 100"square. I am a bit scared of the quilting, but I hope it will work out. I have to finish it before I go to the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London. So 17 Days. That is doable. I hope.
What are you working on?
Do you do commission work?
And how do you handle it?