art and craft show adventure

The art and craft show has been and gone, and a learning experience it was for my first time. I took along three different items to sell: textile postcards, that could be used both for any occasion and for Christmas cards

mini quilted art pieces

and little wall hanging quilts.

This is my stall that was in a great position in the hall, right in the middle so I could observe people coming and going. It was interesting to see what caught people’s eyes, what types of things they were looking for, which items they picked up and looked at closely and which items they put back and left behind. Thankyou to all my lovely customers!

It was a little intimidating setting up my table while surrounded by stall-holders who obviously had done it many times before, and had a lot more stock than I did!

As I didn’t make a huge amount of sales, how much stock I had wasn’t a problem! but trying to guess that ahead of time was probably the main thing I worried about leading up to the show.

It was fun though, and got my name out there in connection with my quilting business- I also had some larger quilts there for display. Lots of lovely comments, as well, on my pieces and appreciation of the work involved in creating them.
Isn’t this one cute?!

entering a bloggers quilt festival

There is a Bloggers Quilt Festival on where you post about a quilt that has recently been finished, and link up to the site. I thought I would enter this quilt, which I called ‘Springtime.’

This quilt is one that I made up completely on my own, and it is made in bright clear colours which make it oh-so-up-to-date with the modern quilting trend!

It has a special place in my heart because it started out an ugly duckling

got chopped up into a new variation but was still not liked

until I hit on the idea of (chopping once again) and adding white strips to it.

Auditioning for borders

It was originally a layer cake of Woodland Bloom by Moda, but also has other bright spring-like fabrics thrown in.
The finishing touch was the quilting I did on my long-arm- each strip of the quilt-top had writing on it and included names of family members and place names of special meaning.

I gave this quilt to my aunt and uncle and they and their family all enjoyed hunting for their name!

Quilt measures- single bed size
Techniques used: strip piecing, improv piecing
Quilted by myself
Categories: Bed quilt, Professionally quilted