Friday, October 15, 2010

Um, fell of the planet for a while

Binding for queen size City Weekend quilt!

So, it has been an interesting few weeks round here.  I've been making a ton of stuff.  Both my son and husband had a birthday.  I tried out a craft show and sort of hated it.  I've been reconsidering the why's and how's of selling.   Really just a bunch of "how much is my time worth?"

     I have come to the conclusion that I like making stuff, but don't like any of the aspects of selling it.  Tags, photos, descriptions, pricing, displays - not a fan of that "stuff."   I will try again at another craft show in November.  I definitely learned a lot about what I did wrong, my display set-up, my location, all that jazz.  I will make the appropriate changes and try again.  I really really really want to not try again, but I've always been a quitter, so I'm going to try to not quit, and see if I get different results.

My other solution is to actually list some items in my etsy shop.  I have had it for years and never listed anything.  I just hate almost every picture I take.  I've had multiple people help me and read almost every online photo tip.  I don't know what it is - except that my fear of bad pics leads me to not take any.  Perhaps this is one of those practice makes perfect situations!

After finishing my son's twin quilt a few months back, I've fallen asleep under it many many nights and love sleeping underneath something I've made.  And so the decision to make a queen size quilt with my fave's from the new City Weekend line.  I added in some Kona Coral, Canary, and Azure, as well as some white sashing.  The City Weekend is so damn soft!!  I finished "straight" line quilting it yesterday - I did speedy rather than slow and nice. There are quite a few minor puckers, but it's for us, so I'm not being picky.  I am quite scared to sew the binding on, both machine and hand aspects.  That's a big ol' quilt!
Big girl and a big quilt!

The back!  She just went and sat down like that! :)
I really just cannot wait to have this finished so that we can start sleeping under it.   I am so excited to be getting this one done!  I must have at least 8 different quilts in progress.  I hope everyone has been well.

I am really looking forward to getting back on track with fall here!!

And spending more time with this little girl -who has given me such a run for it recently- she just gets better and better every day!!

:) Rave


  1. I love your giant quilt! It is a good feeling to snuggle under something that you made :)

    I have the same problem with pictures (although yours look pretty good to me). I even got a new camera for my birthday and that helped a little ... but not much.

  2. my best advice for take pictures is to turn off the flash.

    I love the huge quilt. I'm working on designing a king, however, it will be a type of quilt as you go.

    I'm super curios about the craft fair. I'm doing one Dec and would love any tip of what to do and what not to do! if you have time, maybe we can email?

  3. I love your quilt. I love to sleep under my quilts they still give me a buzz each morning when I wake up and find something new I like about it. I also do craft fairs some are so fun and rewarding and others are terrible you just have to find the right ones for you. Very best of luck.

  4. Your quilt is beautiful, and your little girl is fabulous. All I have to pose with my quilts is a cat. That's it: a cat. Karmen

  5. I feel the same way about selling crafts - it seems like it shouldn't be that hard and I ought to be able to do it, but it seems so hard!

  6. I love the quilt! And super cute little girl too. I'm making my first queen sized quilt right now (for us too) and it's currently languishing. I need to get back to it. I'm hesitant on the quilting part of things. I keep wavering back and forth between doing it myself and sending it out to a long arm quilter. I'm not sure if my machine can tackle such a big quilt. Sigh. And it continues to languish.

  7. I absolutely adore City Weekend!