Monday, June 18, 2012

Chuggin' Along

The craft fair has come and gone for June..two more to go in July and August.  I sold one wallet total.

sneaking in some trimming time...I did cut myself:( small cut,learned my lesson:)
 You know what though?  I received a lot of really great compliments on my work and did hand out some business cards. I may even have a possible commission quilt ahead of me:)  Staying REALLY positive!!

BESIDES, a few days prior to the fair I had received a convoy on Etsy for a commission quilt!  The client wanted the "Color Me Happy" quilt I have listed in my shop,but a bit bigger at 40x60.  Happy news for mu-aw! 

I decided to get precise lines and not go all wobbly I would finally use my Clover Hera marker:)  It worked so well and made my life a lot easier.  I do a cartwheel inside when tools do what they are supposed to do.  Ya know?!  I prepped 4 bobbins with white thread and went through every one of them.  Prepared.  Yes indeed!

The client had her kiddos voted on 20 quilts and they loved mine hands down!!  Humbling:)  This is why I quilt.  Reason # ???

The Roy G Biv color wheel was requested and so I took out the original colors pink and black and used charm squares.  The dilemma for me was the math.  I really need a quilting calculator or I will be forced to rely on Quilting Board once again.  They are so darn knowledgeable on there and quick to reply!!

This will be displayed on a wall as a art piece.  A completely white backing.  Easy for me.  No piecing!  I think the straight line grid pattern for the quilting really offsets the HST'S quite magically.

All the colors really jump out at you with the black binding---sweet!

Shortly it will be on its way to Ohio!

A few days ago I received a request for a custom wallet.  Colors are hot pink,yellow,aqua/turquoise, with a black snap closure and brown zipper.  Here is the print I had in pink on a wallet listed in my shop that the client really liked.  OOP Tula Pink Plume:

Snatched a yard and it is sitting on my cutting table waiting for me.  This will be he outside print for the wallet.  I hope to get this done at my new quilting group tomorrow.  Totally excited to have 3 hrs to myself t sew!!  This is my second time going and it is very nice!  Ayden gets to go play with some friends nearby too.  It's a win-win situation!

Speaking of my stinker boy!!  There he is:)

Time to skedaddle and go cook up some steaks for the boy and I.

Enjoy your week and I hope you get some good sewing in!



Impera Magna said...

A commission quilt? Wow! Congrats! How exciting...

Are you going to do the Holly Arts fest in Pinehurst this fall? I'd bet that you stuff would do well there...

Paulette said...

That sure is a colorful, happy quilt! Good to know the hera marker worked well for you. I need one of those.

Terriaw said...

Bummer to hear about the craft fair turn-out! I've heard similar comments from others. Wonder if craft fair shopping is down these days. I was hoping to try one or two this year, but now I'm wondering if it's the best use of my time.

Congrats on getting a commission quilt request! That definitely brightens up the creative mojo.

Jessica said...

Hey Sara, I hear ya about the craft fair - good for you staying positive! I made about 50 key fobs and lanyards total, and only sold four. I just read Terriaw's comment above and that got me thinking. I think I'm going to list most in my etsy shop and hope for the best?

your quilt is beautiful, as always!!

Kim said...

Hi Sara - The color wheel quilt is beautiful! I really like the grid pattern on the back too :) what are HST's?

Miss Hillbilly said...

I have a craft show on Friday. I really hope that I do well, but know this day in age it is certainly a gamble.

Brandi said...

Your quilts are really beautiful. You do such fabulous work.