Sunday, March 22, 2009


The Ikea event had a lot more people than I was expect - it was very crowded and very WARM! Unfortunately, I did not win. :( Nor did my quilt sell - though my quilt was not the only quilt to not sell by any means.

I will post pictures later today of the Ikea event, as hubby is still asleep as of 6am. Leave it to a cold/illness to mess up my sleeping schedule for a bit. Ahh well.

Despite being sick, I managed to get these pieces done this week:

I got the binding turned on this one:

And I was able to piece and quilt this one:

The two outer borders on this piece, are actually the same batik fabric cut widthwise and the other lengthwise. The center is a paintstick rubbing from a stamp that Norma Riehm carved. The binding on this one is already turned as well!

Fairly productive week despite being diseased!

My schedule is becoming more and more tight leading up to Art-A-Whirl, as I have a mini-vacation for a wedding in the middle, and now will always have hours at my temp job. This will mean trying to put out at least one small piece (unquilted) every one to two days. I will hold back on the quilting on them, until I have a bunch saved up to do on the longarm in one show.

Goodbye nights and weekends!

My new commercial frame should be arriving in the next week or so. I can't wait! The loading on the commercial frame is much easier and simple.

I have several paintstick pieces left I can create from. But I am also trying to decide how many larger pieces I should have available for sale at Art-A-Whirl. I need to decide quickly, as I need time to get them done and bound! Opinions?

Now, off to do some sketching!


Bridget473 said...

Sorry to hear about the Ikea contest. You'll get 'em next year!

Anonymous said...

It's easy to say don't get discouraged in this process because what we do as quilters is so subjective rather than objective; it feels personal. Trust that your work is good and you'll find the right contest sooner or later where all of this will fall into place for you.


Norma Riehm said...

I LOVE what you did with the scroll/feather rubbing. It's a perfect compliment to the center. And as for the your life schedule between now and the art a whirl-things happen in clusters. My thoughts are with you, hang in there.

Seesaw said...

All of your pieces look great. Who can ever say why something doesn't sell. You will probably have a larger crowd at the Art-A-Whirl. Stay healthy and keep that new frame in the back of you mind! Carolyn in Kerrville, TX

caterina foi passear... said...

Beautiful work!