Friday, October 11, 2013

2 for 2 for festivals

Last weekend I participated in the Asheboro Fall Festival and I was hoping for better results than my previous festival --- but this was not the case. I did have a great time because one of my buddies went with me and this meant that we had more things to offer and draw people in. 
Teri brought out her jewelry, beaded bookmarks, jingle sprinkles and wool pinnies. 
The trouble came with the heat that we had this weekend -- again it was over 80 degrees outside and that just isn't good quilt selling weather. I did have some interest in custom goods. 

Sunday I went to the sew in with the guild and couldn't get motivated so Jen and I made pillow cases for charity and with the ones that had already been completed our total is up to 14. 
And I managed to get these two charity quilts quilted -- bringing the total I need to bind to 5. 
I'm up to date again on my blocks of the week and eagerly await the release of the remaining 13 (I don't know why this loaded sideways)
I also had the opportunity to start looking for sashing this week and think I may have determined the direction I'm going. 
I am really leaning toward this purple with that swirly one as my binding. The trouble I am facing is block washout with all the neutrals that I have tried and this is a more reddish purple while still being dark enough to compliment the black. Math is not a strong point for me so I am having a bit of anxiety about calculating how much I will need to purchase (Silly considering that is a new bolt of fabric). 

I will be out at the Arts on Trade in Winston this Sunday and hopefully I will have a better response this time, it's a great block party type event and it's a smaller venue so you can actually talk to people more. 

Saturday may be filled with getting some small projects out of the way that Hubby has asked me to work on for him and a large commission that I am needing to get started on. 

  • Commission Quilt (11/1)
  • wrist wrest for hubby 
  • Name tag for Tami (10/22)
  • assemble pillow case kits (10/22)
  • quilt star wars quilt (it's going to be a shock to everyone when this one gets finished)
  • make kitchen aid cover for MIL
  • finish all charity quilts in progress (10/22)

My next event is in 5 weeks away and I hope to have some new things for this one. Perhaps I can brainstorm in time to work on them in time for the guild retreat coming up in 2 short weeks (super excited about this one). 

Happy Quilting everyone -- it's going to be a busy month around here. 


  1. A craft fair takes a lot of planning and making. Sorry you did not do as well as you hoped.

  2. I find outdoor venues don't do well - a lot of lookie-loos and handlers - no sales. I do only indoor shows at high profile-highly advertised shows and do much better.

  3. I think I totally agree with Vroomans! There's no reason we should have moved a little more of SOMEthing, ya know? Just look at the pic up there, we have visual appeal! Great pics, BTW. And thanks for letting us be there wit ya! :D

    On your sashing, there is a free app you need from Robert Kaufman called "The Quilter's Little Helper" that will calculate all of that stuff for you... couldn't do without it! I like the lighter sashing... I think maybe you need to go a little lighter and warmer (to feed those reds.) A light tan or ecru (audition some solids) will have everybody popping! I really like the black swirly you are looking at for binding. Can't wait to see it finished.