WHOOMP There IT Is! #17 Binding Services & Other Updates

If you stopped by last week you read I was going to start offering machine binding services to local quilters in the Phoenix area. I put my info out there (and will keep putting it out there) and I’m anxiously awaiting customers.  I know there are lots of peeps out there who aren’t particularly fond of binding or just don’t have the time, so I’m confident the customers will start trickling in.

Update on the UFO Challenge 2016. February’s number is 8.  This means I will finally be working on my Arkansas Traveler. I’ll be using these precut diamonds that Greta of Material Detachment sent me last January.

I’m making progress on a custom order.  It’s for a queen size rag quilt. I’ve got ALL the squares and batting cut out; all 1260 of them! I’ve started building sandwiches and will start quilting them this weekend.

I did finish the 2 scrappy numbers from last week.

Lap Full of Flowers

And one more thing before we get this party started…I will be having a giveaway at the end of the month, so stay tuned!

Now, let’s see your progress!

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #11

My 1st custom Etsy order was a dream.  S wanted the throw size, 60″ x 75″, of the Hillside Houses quilt.  She asked for vibrant colors and an evening scene, like the one I had listed in my shop.  Other than that, I had complete freedom and 6 weeks to complete it. I finished it in 4wks! She loved it and said it’s beautiful. But because it was a private custom listing, I don’t think there’s a way for her to leave a review…which is a bummer. I also thought I’d be able to edit the listing once I finished the quilt. I may have been able to before I marked it shipped, but I don’t know for sure.  I’m new to Etsy…and custom orders so it’s taking me awhile to figure out exactly how it all works.  If any of you have Etsy wisdom you’d like to share…I’m all ears!

Anyway, here it is.  I used “rich chocolate” and “milk chocolate” fabrics for the roofs and binding. And of course, my favorite faux piped binding technique!

I quilted organic wavy lines w/a variegated thread called Toasted Caramel by Connecting Threads.  The backing is pieced w/two fabrics; Blueberry Summer and Kids Under Cover.

The Hillside Houses pattern is by Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts. She hosted the Hillside Houses QAL this past spring.  It was my very 1st QAL.  I was proud of myself for mostly keeping up w/it.
I made the wall hanging size and called it Evening Hillside Houses.

And of course, I’m working on other things that are supposed to be finished by Christmas! Time will tell.

I’m sure y’all have been busy too! Do you have anything you wanna share? If so, let’s see it!

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #8

Thank you all for your kind comments regarding my uncle’s passing.  My cousin loves the quilt I made for her.  I finished it at about 1145a Saturday and left my house at 1230p.  It was my fastest binding job ever. I love machine binding!

I’ve got a few WHOOMPS to share this week.

I finished the quilt top for the custom order that I got through my Etsy shop a few weeks ago, which is for a throw size (60″ x 75″) of the Hillside Houses Quilt. I finally cut into my new roll of batting.  It is already basted and I will start quilting it this Sunday.  I’m hoping to have it completely finished and ready to ship next Thursday. A pic is coming soon.

This week I sold another quilt listed in my Etsy shop.  The wall hanging I made during the Hillside Houses QAL.  I call it Evening Hillside Houses.

I had to add a sleeve to it, which is something I hadn’t done before but I got ‘er done.  I used this handy dandy tutorial and watched this video.  I shipped it yesterday.

I recently listed a few patterns in my Craftsy Pattern Store and am extremely pleased w/the number of sales I’ve had so far.

I finished the Christmas gift paper piecing project! Well…it’s not finished finished but the 20″ square top is finished and I must say, it’s pretty darn amazing!  Now I just have to figure out how to quilt it.  I’m also thinking about entering it in the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show in March.

And lastly, I made a mug rug this week using this Tea Cup Pattern.  I liked it much better as a flimsy.

I learned a couple of valuable lessons in quilting it.
1. I should use a walking foot for straight line quilting, no matter how small the project.
2. Binding projects this small is for the birds and I will not do it again.

Now I’d like to see what you did this week. Link up and share below. =)

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