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Sunday, September 23, 2012

I have made good progress on my mini quilt sample for my local quilt shop. I will get the quilting finished today and hopefully get it blocked tonight!(I must remember to measure before I submerge into water!!) 

I need to get this one done so I will feel good about finishing my UFO Greek Cross quilt!


I settled on Mettler silk-finish 100% cotton 50 wt. thread. It's not my favorite. The shop's thread selection was very limiting. It lents up like crazy. It will be the last time I use it. It will be the last sample I do for the shop. I have learned that if its is not in my heart, it's not enjoyable. I will not waste my time on a project that I don't have TOTAL creative control over!!

Hopefully by Wednesday, I can show you the finished product!! 

I'm linking up with Leah Day  for UFO Sunday on the Free Motion Quilting Project!

Now, I'm off to finish!
 

13 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! The quilting is beautiful! So glad you made the decision about the quilt shop! You have to do what's right for you!

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary. Yes, better to part ways and keep it as a buyer-seller relationship! I was feeling a little micro-managed. Two control freaks = disaster. I will not be controlled in my art. I can totally relate why recording artists are not happy when they sign with major lables. To many restrictions are put on them. It applies in all art forms. You become owned. Your art owns you instead of you owning your art.(if that makes sense)But,I WILL still shop there;) It was a good test, though. Glad I didn't put anything in writing.

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  3. Having artistic control is vital for me also. When asked to do custom quilting of any kind I immediately quote at least $1,000 plus supplies. In 22 years only 2 people have said yes, and I only gave them size, and general color/pattern options. It actually made working on them more enjoyable.

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    1. Good Idea! I have more problems with friends and aquaintances wanting me to make a quilt. I want to say, this isn't a favor people, this is hours of labor.

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  4. Danielle this is lovely lovely lovely the circles are great!

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  5. That looks stunning. The shop owners are a bit short-sighted, I think. They are missing out on something very special. Well done on your finish...this looks like a lot of hard work.

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    1. thanks Karin! It's been a little more challenging than I foresaw. I love a challenge, just not a pain in my a$$ :)

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  6. Your quilting is AWESOME.

    I knoooow how you feel after deciding to quit: FREEEEEEEE! YAY! Good decision! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Ann! Yep! Freedom to do my own thing! I already have a day job. It takes the fun out of quilting when you are being micro managed.

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  7. The sample is amazing. I don't blame them for wanting your work to showcase their wares. I also think you made the right choice if their wares aren't the ones you want to use, and you feel constrained by the arrangement.

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    1. Thank you! I will not forget this experience! I'm glad I did it though. How would I know it was not for me had I not?

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