Well, well...so much quilty finishingness going on here.
Here is my Tree of Life quilt with the bright red border. I'll tone it down a little with a dark backing and binding.
Yesterday I received two 30-yard rolls of Hobbs 80/20 batting and this box of Thimbleberries fabric, which contained 119 yards. Twenty-yard bolts look huge on my fabric shelf next to the ones which contain only a few yards.
I know many of you use the same notions I do for piecing and quilting. This won't become a sales blog. No worries there. I just know that there are some of you who live in remote areas and don't have access to the stores that others do. I put some new quilt stencils and a Ricky Tims DVD in my Etsy store this AM.
My store name is ShelbyStitcher.
Here are a couple of the stencils:
I continue to work on these Wild Geese blocks. Being the scrap generator, there are always more pieces to work into the blocks. Plus, I'm thinking of using one of the soon-to-arrive bolts for sashing, so no hurry on those. Now that I've decided to go the sashing route vs. the alternate block route, I have to piece more blocks anyways. Not. A. Problem.
This morning I made up one of these blocks for a Christmas present for someone. I think they're called Charming Squares or something like that. It is a Moda free pattern. You can find it here.
The Wild Goose block is 8" square. The Charming Squares one is 14". The smaller one is sooooo many more pieces and seams, but I love the smaller ones. The larger ones have their charm, but it's the tiny pieces that stir my interest.
Well, somebody (cough, cough) might have just ordered 7 bolts of Thimbleberries (and two 30-yard rolls of batting).
I want to start selling fabric online again (I haven't done that for a few years) and need the input of those of you that sew.
Would you be more likely to buy yardage (with you selecting the number of yards), a group of FQ, a "jelly roll", or what?
I have a store on Etsy, but the business for me there is slow. eBay has always worked well for me, but there is the time limit. Which one do you buy from more frequently if ever?
The last time I was at a fabric store (if you're thinking "why do you go to a fabric store when you have over 100 bolts of fabric at your HOUSE?" you're not alone) the fabrics were $9-11 a yard. What in the world?? It made me eager to start selling the fabric I already have again.
Eager for your input.
I bound, washed, and dried the gift snowball quilt tonight. Hope to get it in the mail tomorrow. It's hanging over my quilt frame here. Moral of the story: adopt one of my kids and do many, many things for them, and YOU might get a quilt next!