Farm Fresh Fabric Fondling..Quilting..Knitting and Dyeing .Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History!!
Monday, August 20, 2007
QUILTS FOR SALE!!!!!
Customer quilt....Bricks #1..... These plaids are classic guy stuff!!!Just a small sampling of the "Stash from the Mart"!!!!! Well, it's happened. More like not happened. I called my boss last night to check on the status of work for this week. Left a message. No reply. I told myself this would be the week to start looking for a job. Bummer really.....I actually enjoyed painting houses. I made a decent wage for a change and got some sort of a sense of accomplishment out of it. I guess I'm pretty bummed because I have been out there, done lots of it and there are very few decent jobs out there. Especially in my town. There are a couple larger towns with more going on but with the price of gas it would have to be a pretty decent paying job. And truly kids. I'M OVER IT!! I'VE WORKED IT ALL ,DONE IT ALL,WAS PAID VERY LITTLE AND HATED IT ALL!!!! So. I guess I'll start with Monster and Yahoo....bleh. But..... As far as quilting goes..Ive got six left unfinished..I'm working on the first set of 3 from one customer who put these 3 together to just use up her stash( what? ONLY 3!!? from your STASH!!)SHE WANTS THESE UTILITY QUILTED which means no fancy stuff. They all are a brick type of pattern with a lattice inbetween (3 different color combos) And amazingly ,as tired as I was last night, I think I've found one solution that is different form the typical allover quilting. It serves the utility quilting price requirement, is fairly continuous( not a lot of stops and starts) and seems to enhance the simple graphic look of the piecing.( see above photo) I also thought since I'm doing the farmers market this Sat and another harvest fest next Sun I should actually TRY TO GET SOME SIMPLE QUILTS MADE TO SELL.!!! wHAT A CONCEPT!! This is something I've alsways wanted to do but never had the time for. Ive only got 3 more "paying quilts"(hi mom! I'll get yours done for the show I promise!) left to do after these 3 and they are small. Last I knew I had a store on e-bay, (unused) and have picked a name for Etsy so I could start trying to sell there as well. As some of you know I have an INSANE AMOUNT of designer fabric samples left over from my days working at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. These are all upholstery and drapery weight fabrics that were used for display in the showroom where I worked. Since I was the "merchandiser" (read staple monkey and box beyotch) I was the one who had the glamorous job of putting up the new and taking down the old ( discos, we called 'em , discontinued!)(see above ) Now of course some of these fabrics got donated to various charities ( quilts for kids) and local design schools. But a lot of it would end up in a dumpster if it werent for me and my daily shopping bag. Yes.... this was a RESOURCE,that I recognized,and one day when I was a little old lady with lots of time, I would MAKE STUFF!! Guess that time is now!!!!!! Stay tuned!!!!!!!
I love connecting with other creative people!I am a Sales Rep for APQS Long-Arm Quilting Machines as well as run a Quilting Business which enables me to help people finish their quilt tops.My primary focus is fiber and I enjoy all aspects of it.Quilt history and Art quilts are another interest of mine along with collecting antique and vintage quilt parts.I live with 4 cats, 3 dogs,8 chickens and my Husband who is a Godzilla/gamer/Theater geek.We live on a small farm and enjoy riding our motorcycles as much as we can in the warmer months......even though we should be mowing or gardening!