Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quick quilt ideas..and too many jobs!

Do you ever think, 'was putting my hand up for this a really good idea'??


I don't often, as I like being involved in stuff- some of my best friends here have come about because of my time on committees and working at volunteer activities. I think getting involved in your community is equally as beneficial for you as the community. But right now I am really wondering if 2 major events in 2 weeks was a great idea??!! I have 2 full rosters to fill and all associated activities for a Church convention and the School market on consecutive weekends!! Plus all the normal stuff and DD who isn't picking up from her flu quite like we would hope. So it isn't quite like I have the luxury of being a full time events manager.

The joys!!


The thing that needs immediate attention is the fact that I put my hand up when asked to supply the raffle quilt for the market, 11 and a half months ago. I have had that long to do it and is is done? No, I work on a needs basis and lots of other stuff needed to get in first, so tonight I need some ideas.


I am thinking these three fabrics from the Barefoot Roses range would produce something with commercial interest-the craft stall girls want shabby chic. I am looking for a nice quick option with minimal matching of points-ideally it should be able to be put together this Saturday.... do you think a nice basic 'post and rail'? That is what my overworked brain is leaning towards, any better plans?
Last week I visited a nearish quilt shop I like. I loved this quilt in the window and am sharing it even though the glass makes it tricky.


Coming home that evening I snapped a couple of sunset shots, trying to decide which says card more.....


And I kind of like my barbed wire...for no particular reason.

Some of my cards from the last sunset have arrived.
I have cards, postcards and magnets ready for Church convention and the market. Bit tricky to read with tonight's light but you get the idea. I have been getting a lot of requests for ways to purchase my cards. Although I try to not make that what the blog is about, i will try and set up some way you can view the range online rather than me having to email out pics of the ones you are interested in. Stay tuned..or drop me a line, your idea may be better than my fledgling one!
So, thanks for hanging in as my days aren't giving me much time to drop and leave comments at present...i shall return!! Have a great day, Tracey

10 comments:

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

The shabby chick fabrics would make up nicely into little zippered pouches for cosmetics, or little kleenex tissue holders. I love your pictures - especially the one with the windmill in it! Gorgeous!

Nancy said...

For your raffle quilt, think about Disappearing Nine Patch. It works up quickly and people seem to like it. Then there is always YBR if you need something in a rush . . . .

I know that feeling of having taken on too much. Some of us seem to be conscripted into the Overextenders Society, where resignations are not accepted . . . .

Colleen said...

I like the windmill on the right the best.

Vicki said...

I was thinking disappearing 9 patch too and saw one at my quilt shop with tiny lattice strips between each patch. Love your fabric choices, good luck, I am a former over commiting Mom. I had to learn the hard way when my health was a vivid reminder why I can't over do any more. I enjoy life more when I move at a slower pace doing a few thing I love with those I love. I hope you enjoy making the quilt, yours will be lovely no matter what pattern you choose.

Chookyblue...... said...

good luck with the quilt........love the sunset pic at the top.........oh and I have some wire pics like that with sunsets........very cool........

Jodie said...

Love the barbed wire one - it would be a great "man card"

Ruth's Place said...

I love the barbed wire pics.

Beautiful fabric, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

anne bebbington said...

Tracey - for your raffle quilt a rail fence would be lovely or for an even easier version with blocks taking only two pieces each check out my blog entry for 17th March 2007 (bottom photo of pink white and green quilt) - this one grows like a weed and you already have three different fabrics to use

Narelle said...

I went for the barb wire too.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the fabrics - can't wait to see what you make. And....I got my package and I LOVE the cards! Oh they are so great, but I tell you, I'm going to have an impossible time to make myself use them...
Kris