Slideshow of quilts

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap

I signed up for a new quilt swap Spring Blooms Mini Quilt, it should be fun. I can't wait to get started. It's just what I need to get back at quilting! I also have 3 more quilted bags to make and have ready for Graduation gifts.

My new job is going well, I made it though two days now of taking calls. Hopefully, I won't be as afraid this next week when I get calls. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Boy with spring here it's very hard to want to sew. I need to do something to feel inspired. I cleaned out 2 cabinets in my sewing room and reorganized my fabrics for when I do feel like quilting again. It's been a tough winter with no jobs and no prospects here Michigan, where the politicians believe in taxing big business right out of our jobs. Hopefully, they will wise up and we'll get back to work here. Maybe then I'll feel like starting something new, but right now it's finishing the old and not starting anything new. Fortunately I have a lot to finish from teaching so many quilt classes in the past. Although I am down to 22 quilt tops to quilt, 9 quilt tops to finish piecing. That's way down from 4 years ago when I first joined stashbusters I have 70 quilts to quilt and 12 tops to finish piecing. I started making myself finish a quilt before I could start a new quilt. and It really helped. I also haven't been teaching very much. I signed up at the local quilt shop here in Michigan but unfortunately I picked a shop that really didn't want me to teach there. They did nothing to advertise the classes, so I won't try to teach there again.

I wanted to post my favorite quilt that I have made so far this year.
It isn't even a quilt but I have loved making these bags.

Friday, April 03, 2009

These are some of the patterns that I am currently selling via Quilters Flea Market a yahoo group. This has been a wonderful place for me to reduce my stash as well as purchase things that I am looking for. Although since Dave has been laid off since November 2008 I haven't been purchasing anything and have been using the proceeds from selling off my stash to pay my car payment. I sold 2 of my wonderful Ikea cabinets which I used to house my stash this weekend so I need to sell more things. Hopefully these will sell quickly as my next car payment is due. How grateful I am to other crafters who have been so kind as to purchase these things from my stash. Craigs list has also been a big help in selling off items. Don't we live in an amazing age??!

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