Monday, November 29, 2010

Quilt Two finished

The Green One is done and just so lovely. I'll get some pictures, maybe hanging on the clothes line. So now ready to start on Quilt Three, a blue and white one. And I have enough fabric for one more,  a red, brown and green one. If I get some elves, I could have four ready for the craft fair this Saturday. If it happens without the elves, then I predict a mess of a house, no food in the fridge and my hands looking claw-like.

Friday, November 26, 2010

My friend the seam ripper

I read in a sewing book that one should never call it seam ripping, rather it is unsewing or some other feel good phrase.
Well, I used the seam ripper today, quite extensively. What started out as my favorite fabric in my newest quilt turned ugly on me. The cutest red ticking with little hearts, who would have known it had such an evil side? When I would rip out corner after corner, I lamented the choice of my Etsy name, squaredup. Maybe somewhereclosebutnotquiteperfect, would have been a better moniker. But I man-handled it into submission, and it all turned out quite pretty, and yes the corners are perfect.
Next comes the worst part, the endless snipping of the seams. But that will have to wait. Going to bed early, being a lady-in-waiting at a wedding tomorrow. I have a rolling cart filled with a fix for every possible thing that could go wrong with a human body and/or wedding day. I even have bug spray, and it is supposed to be freezing cold rain. I am ready for snow bugs.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Diving into Etsy

Last night I posted my first quilt on Etsy. Is it even called posting? Comparing my page to others, it is really embarrassing. Apparently one needs to create a really interesting and unique banner that goes on top for the title. I thought all I had to do was create really interesting and unique quilts, but alas I was mistaken.

This morning was spent cutting out the squares for the new quilt, which I will post to make my shop have the whopping number of two items! I will need to sew it, then of course think of a really interesting and unique name for it to stand out from the rest. Who knew a job in marketing with IKEA would be required to sell quilts?

I do like the seller name I chose, squaredup. That was found after the first twenty I picked were already taken. So here I go. Rejection, I am ready.