Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Today started out somewhat different then I had planned. The plan was an 8:00 dental appointment for check-up and cleaning...this turned into check-up, cleaning, replacing a filling that fell out last night AND having a tooth pulled. Needless to say working on the quilt has been.....delayed. I hope to have the binding on by the weekend, photographed and listed in my shop. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

echo quilt #6......forest......

The quilting is's the back......

.....a close-up of the back......'s a close-up of the front.....
......finally.......the tree.

Now I have to bind and add the label.........then I can post it to my Etsy shop. It's always hard to sell something that I like soooo much. Oh well...keep an eye out.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

can't see the....forest....for the tree

I've recently met with a SBA (Small Business Advisor) to get advice on how to "grow" my business, ie,

He suggested that I think about what I really enjoy making and focus on marketing that........ I've been working on a lap quilt. With some the fabric I have stashed over the 30+ years. I am incorporating some of my stashed homespun, cottons, thrifted and occassionally a new print.

The pieced back didn't turn out with true colors...browns and greens. It kind of washed out.

The pics of the front looks pretty true to color. I actually have been enjoying quilting it today. I would like to learn free motion quilting, stippling, for future projects, but didn't want to try it out on this nice quilt. I plan to add more photos of the quilting soon.

Keep on the lookout for the finished project in my Etsy shop - -