She also loved my Friendship Blog Hop Quilt that I haven't yet revealed on my blog. She wants me to make one of those for my second project. She also mentions coming up with a pattern for that quilt to be sold exclusively in her store. She said I would be published! Now, this all sounds exciting! But I have reservations. What are the ramifications of having a pattern sold exclusively at her shop?What should I ask for up front and what should I expect? Keep in mind, I have no idea how to create a pattern on my own. I would need her help with that.And, I probably would not have otherwise created a pattern for this, but who knows.
I wish I would have stepped back and thought about it more. Now I am committed to at least making the whole cloth since I already took home the materials. It's not a big size she wants. (12x18) so not so bad, but it will slow me down on my UFO's. And since I picked option 1, now I am making a project that I had not even thought about. My thinking is what am I gaining? I get free materials for a project that I didn't need. I mean, I wouldn't have picked that fabric to purchase, since I had no intentions of doing a whole
cloth in the first place. I don't need advertisement for my services, because I do not intend to quilt for money at this point. I like creative control, and I have a 40hr a week job. So my sewing time is for me. For what I like to do. Not to be paid for what someone else wants. My thoughts for quilting for money is " you can't afford me, baby" because people don't want to pay you for ALL of the hours you put in a project. It's a bit like slave labor.
I am gaining SOMETHING out of all of this. VALIDATION. At least now I know that my work is desirable, appreciated. I'm sure all of her intentions are GOOD. I'm just stepping into a world I know nothing about. The business end:/ It's a little exciting and a little scary.I want to make sure it is worth my while. Wow, what a whirlwind of a day full of mixed emotions!
NOW, I'm off to work on my first UFO.....cleaning the sewing room......yah, I haven't done that yet :)