Many Happy Changes….and some fun ideas to share!

After a couple months of tweaking and sorting my finished quilts I have finally opened up my Etsy shop. I am very excited and currently have 2 of my original quilts posted for sale. I hate to let them go but I do not have the space to display everything. I would rather have them somewhere they can be appreciated and loved than sitting in my closet only to be pulled out to refold. It makes me feel like Gollum from Lord of the Rings my precioussssssss….

That was just for you Katy!

I am also going through all of my fabric. In an amazing act of kindness and pay-it-forwardness one of the moms on the mom group gave me an Ikea bookcase. It is awesome! It has 20 cubes that are 15″square. I am able to take *almost* all my fabric out of the bins and put them into the shelves. So far I have emptied 9 small bins, 2 bags, and 4 large bins. I have 4 more large ins to go. Over the next few months I will be organizing it all by color and refolding it all into a standard size. I do have 2 organized shelves, one of backing and one of backgrounds in white-black.
I will also be de-stashing. I have some fabric that has been hanging around forever that I am not quite sure what to make with, or larger scraps but I am not much for scrappy quilts. My plan is to thin the herd by stuffing some zip baggies full of fabrics and then selling them as grab bags in my Etsy store. Each bag can hold 1/2-1 full yard of fabric scraps, strips, and fat quarters.

Now onto the fun stuff! TUTORIALS!!!

I have not had much time lately, but I am working on a fabric bin tutorial. In the meantime Maureen Cracknell of Maureen Cracknell Handmade has a wonderful post for organizing her scraps from way back in September. I think this is a great way to keep those pesky scraps in line and organized!

I have to say that her blog is chock full of super fun and inspiring projects and idea. I love reading her blog and following her facebook page . I want to make everything she does!

Until next time,

Happy Quilting!

Exciting News!

I had the best news waiting in my inbox when I got home today.

Dear Stacey , 

Congratulations!

Your quilt has been selected by our jury to compete in the quilt competition at Georgia Quilt Show on October 18, 19 & 20, 2012 a the Gwinnett Center in Duluth Georgia. The following quilt(s) are accepted:

 

Quilt Name:

Sapphire Star

Hurray! I am sending off my quilt to the Georgia Quilt Show at the end of the month. A big thank you to Julie House at Sculptured Thread for the beautiful quilt job!

Happy Quilting!