Month: December 2015

Cowtown Indie Bazaar

Cowtown Indie Bazaar Logo 600 px

Phew! We made it through another vendor bazaar. This one was indoors – much better. And it was juried – all the vendors were great.

 

It was sponsored by North Texas M.A.D.E., check them out!

North Texas M.A.D.E.

We have a new booth set up and I just love it, so clean and modern. The pieces are very lightweight and easy to handle so set up is a breeze. It took about 90 minutes and we were not rushing at all.

Here’s everything we took, I was amazed at how little space it takes.

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 1 600 px

Unloading at the Amon G. Carter building in the Fort Worth Will Rogers Memorial Complex.

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 2 600 px

Coming into the vendor space…

 

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 3 600 px

Bruce attaching the top pieces of the panels, my arms are too dang short!

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 5 600 px

Now to get the art out…

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 6 600 px

And here’s the finished booth!

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 7 600 px

We had much better sales than at our first show so I was pleased with the day. And I learned a lot once again. I really enjoy these shows. I meet other vendors and they are the nicest people! It’s kind of like a club that’s hosting a party. 😀  A lot of people come by the booth and look at my work and I hand out a lot of business cards, so there’s opportunity for future commissions and sales.

I’m beginning to tweak my inventory for the shows based on what is selling. My small framed tiles are popular – I’ll be making more of these…

Tile House 1 600 px

Have a great week!

 

A Quilt Finish!

Trajectory Quilt small

I am excited to have a quilt finish to share. I made this one for my son-in-law’s twin sister and her new husband as a wedding gift. The wedding was October 24th and I gifted it on time, I’ve just been lazy about posting!

The pattern is Trajectory by Megan at Monkey Beans blog. The link is to the first blog post of the tutorial series and you can link to the other segments easily from there. The tutorial is quite good, easy to understand and follow. I made the 6 inch (finished) blocks as in the pattern, and the finished quilt is 54 x 72 inches.

I have not been such a big fan of paper piecing, but I think it was mostly because I kept choosing really complex blocks to learn with. Doh! This block is super easy and FAST. I had so much fun putting the blocks together.

Trajectory Quilt Detail 2

 

Trajectory Quilt Detail 1

The fabric I selected are: a cream solid, a light khaki with tiny dots, and a dark khaki with tiny dots, all from Moda (I’m pretty sure, I didn’t write it down, oops). The feature fabric is Ruby Star by Melody Miller. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and knew it was perfect for my hipster friends Meghan and Kevin. Naturally it had to be the back of the quilt, and the binding which has a fun scrappy feel.

Trajectory Quilt Back small

Many thanks to Megan for taking the time to make the tutorial. Y’all should give it a try!