I do like selling my crafts, it's nice to know that I can make things that other people are willing to buy, as well as pay for some of my crafting supplies. But sometimes I just feel like it's not worth it, like it sucks the fun out of it. If I wasn't such a procrastinator, maybe I wouldn't feel this way! Although, when my soap and assorted bath products were in a physical store, it definitely wasn't worth it. I didn't enjoy losing the creative control of what I was making, when I was making it, how much of a certain product I had to make, and how it needed to be labeled.
Anyways, I finished the Monkey Quilt last week and this week am making a baby girl quilt for the same customer. I am just having trouble getting started! Since I have a busy day friday (ie, I would rather do other thigns than still be working on this), and told her it would be done friday, I really need to complete it thursday night before bed.
These are the fabrics I am using, a really cute line I got from Quilter's Biz. I have a jelly roll and a charm pack, plus I got some matching/coordinating fabrics for the backing and binding (not from the same line) to complete the quilt. Having 3 sweet/monster nephews I don't have a lot of chances to make baby girl things, so I am excited to work with these fabrics! Flower-y and stripe-y in pink(!), off-white, lime green, brown, and gray-blue! Pink polka dot backing and green binding. Hopefully I will have pics of the finished quilt soon! I am not planning on really using a pattern, just making little blocks of the charm packs bordered with pieces of the jelly roll (in a different color from the charm pack in each center). I think I may do a pieced border, kind of Chinese/Stacked Coins style? I probably would have made a Chinese/Stacked Coins Quilt if I had bought fabric for sashing.
I spent the beginning of the week completing quilt blocks for my Quilt Block Swap on Craftster that I had procrastinated a bit on, and then lost a couple days on with problems at work and watching my nephews when my sil got sick.
Here are the blocks I have been working on for my 8 partners over the last couple of months. These pictures only show 1 block for each partner...there were 3 blocks total! So happy to get the last blocks in the mail today! I did have fun learning some new patterns and techniques, but 8 partners + organizing the swap, plus all my other stuff going on may have been a bit much for me. Also I need to remember that procrastinating doesn't always work out since what I have planned to do last minute might get bumped by something more important (helping my sil).
Triple Irish Chain Quilt. This would be easy to make as the only block in a larger quilt, I only made 3 blocks in 3 different colorways though. It uses 2 1/2 inch strips, so if you cut all your strips at once, or used a jelly roll separated in lights/mediums/darks for a scrappier look, I think it would be a breeze to put together!
String Quilt Block, with white as the center string, and rainbow colors.
Raw Edge Circle Quilt Blocks
Wonky Log Cabin Block
Scrappy X block
The rest of the blocks I made can be found here, except for two of the three blocks I made for klum78. She is my friend in town, so we met up and exchanged blocks in person, and of course I forgot to take pics of the second and third block!