Thursday, August 6, 2009

I did it!


I've been thinking about opening an Etsy shop for about a year now. Now, I finally did it!

I have two ready made items in the shop, as well as an option for a custom made quilt. For now, I just have baby quilts, but we'll see later. Check it out, pass on the information if you know anyone looking for a quilt.

One of my quilts for sale is the butterfly quilt I posted earlier. I decided the white background was part of what was bothering me, so I used a light purple batik and a full piece rather than strips. Then, I used the butterfly batik around the outside. Much better. I still used some of the bright pink for the back, along with a strip of purple and more of the butterfly batik. I like a pieced back!
After finishing the butterfly, I wanted to do something completely different. I decided polka dots were in order. I wanted to make a pretty funky quilt. I started with wonky log cabins of a couple of different sizes. I had a great time figuring out how to fit all of them together. I added strips in between blocks to make things fit together. The back is just orange with white polka dots. The binding is all scraps from the front. I am really happy with how it turned out, its so bright and sunny.

8 comments:

The Dunns said...

Congratulations! It sounds like you've really done something that you can get excited about and use your talents with. Well done!

The Dunns said...

Oh, and your quilts are beautiful. I love how you worked out the butterfly quilt. Perfect!

asimplestitch said...

I love your quilts, and I'm really loving that log cabin one.

Congrats on the shop!

sara said...

Congrats on the shop & the quilts turned out beautifully!

Anonymous said...

I like 'em all. You are good! Better watch while we're visiting...I could be in a confused state ...accidently pack one..! Bob

Monica said...

good luck in your enterprise!

they're beautiful quilts.

amanda said...

The butterfly quilt is so beautiful...but the polka dots are the funkiest, brightest, prettiest, thing - my favorite!

Lisa said...

WOW! I love both of these. Found you on Flickr.

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