Happy birthday, Toni~I hope you have a wonderful day!
I love the quilts you've posted! Especially the one with the circles! I mainly do piecing but I've been experimenting with applique. I cheat though...I use fusible webbing and have raw edges that I sew down with a blanket stitch. It looks like you do needle turned applique; you do a very good job!
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello again and happy birthday!
My favorite shop is about an hour away and I go there every month. There was a quilt shop there for many years, and then they closed, which was a real disappointment because it was a really nice one. Luckily someone else bought the business and opened a year later. It's not as good as it was, but they're still stocking it up. I mainly sell quilts on Etsy, but back in December a woman bought 33 and it wiped me out. Now I just have a few small things there...wall hangings, table runners, etc. I also make quilted journal covers, but I only have one left. I hope I can get it stocked up again before Christmas time. That's when I make the most money. But I highly doubt I'll have 30 quilts made by then! It was a huge sale, and I made a lot of money, but it was kind of depressing to see them all go at once.
That's a really good idea to sell your Spoonflower fabric on Etsy. Everyone wants something totally unique. I love the leaf print you have for sale. I've been collecting leaf prints for awhile now. Not for anything in particular...I started out with ginko leaves and moved on to regular leaves. I go through phases like that. For awhile I was collecting 30's fabrics...I love those! But what I really love are geometric brights. I have too much of everything now, so I plan to go on a fabric diet tomorrow. Today I'm shopping on-line to get that last fix in!
Hi Toni! I'm Bridget and I live in a very small town as well. We're on the north Oregon Coast. It's hard being in a small town because we don't have a quilting guild, sewing group or any classes, which is why I was so glad to have found this site. I really love it here becuase I've met so many wonderful people. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.
I love your Spoonflower fabric! That place is so much fun! I can't believe how much its grown since it first got started. Do you use it often? Being in a small town makes it kind of hard to go shopping for quiling fabrics; I order most of mine on-line. I have found some really great places with high quality quilting cottons and good prices. I'm so glad we have the internet!
I've been quilting for 6 years and enjoy free-motion quilting as well as designing my quilts. I never learned how to sew until I made my first quilt and then it was so much fun that I just kept making them. Now I mainly make quilts to sell and donate.