Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday This-n-Thats

Lots of little things here...

I received the 3 FQ I won in a recent giveaway. Since I love these sea creatures SO much, I was very much delighted to hear I had won. Now, what to do with them??... I have an idea, perhaps. It has to do with this next bit of rambling.

As many of you know there are a number of online quilting bees being started right now. I am in one set to start in January, and have joined another provided another 5-6 people join too (this is where you, the reader can help!). This is a swap in which you make 1-2 blocks per month, and on your month you will receive the loot of blocks. If you are interested, visit here!

A post without pictures would just be boring so let's rectify that. This is a twin sized quilt that I got around to finishing the binding on recently. It is made from Tina Given's fabrics from the Cloe's Imagination line. I just drool for these! They are so fun and whimsical. I love them so much that I bought a spread of them in the blue-purple colorway too for when I have time to make another large quilt. I found that they are hard to photograph well, so here is a closeup of the fabrics...
...and another closeup of just the quilting. It's a feathered leaf-n-swirls pantograph I have used on a few recent quilts. I really like it, and it's not totally mindless as real "pantos" are.
This will go to my Etsy store, as most of the others I made have. To m y pleasure, I have been able to sell three quilts in the last month. I just hope that this trend continues. I hurried to get the binding on so that I could list this in hopes of downloading it prior to Christmas. Fingers crossed.
The orange-ish bees are totally my favorite!
My backlog of customer quilts in in that preChristmas lull, but I expected it honestly. I have one on the machine currently, and have another 7-8 expected to arrive in a week or so. If you happen to have a quilt you'd love to get quilted, I can give you a heck of a deal if you contact me!
Have a great weekend (and hopefully a warmer one than I will be having)!

4 comments:

Crafty Maine Mom said...

I have two quilt tops finished and the thought of quilting them by Christmas is overwhelming. I live in Maine how can I contact you?

Emma said...

Congratulations on your sales! I had my first the other week and was thrilled! For some reason your link doesn't seem to be working though.

bingo~bonnie said...

such pretty quilts - those bumble bees are too cute! and I love the bright blue quilt and orange quilt in the post above - reminds me of Mac-N-Cheese box :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Miss Sews-it-all said...

I love the bumble bees, great colors! Good luck on your Etsy shop in the new year.