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Mrs. D

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Sunday, I started another Black and Winter White Quilt (#2).  And finished today (Wednesday).

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Usually, I don't make duplicate quilts.  Really under pressure to have several quilts ready for the Dec 7-8 Victorian House Tour and Christmas Craft Show (at my home). 
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My goal is to build two queen quilts in two weeks.    

Below are two photos of my FIRST Black and Winter White Quilt #1 April 2018 (sold right away).  Its a different black and white print than quilt #2.  But same black print for sashing etc.  That black fabric has been a great contrast partner on several quilts.

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I'm ready to start another FAST quilt tomorrow (Thursday) morning.  Below, an inspiration magazine photo with colors and contrast that appeal to me.   I'll post photos of the project.  Working title might be: Sleep Until Noon Quilt

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Well, I didn't even have to see the black and white one yet to know I'd love it. [smile]  And I can't wait to see your interpretation of the other one. I know it will be just as fabulous as all the rest of your quilts.

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And I'm guessing both will be queen size, too?  How you get so much done continues to amaze me.  Maybe if I were selling everything I made, I would become more productive?  ha ha.  I let my mind toy with the idea of having a table at our yearly craft/bake sale at our church but do not feel I'm ready for it this year.  I have no idea what our area market would be for pricing a quilt.  
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Oh, just lovely! The three bar sashing punctuated by the 9 patch is stunning. Love that look. :)
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Thanks for your kind words Cari, Mavis, and Lori about the Black and Winter White queen size quilts #1, and #2.  I sold BWW #1 in the first hour of the Memorial Weekend show in 2018.   A couple from Chicago bought it.

I feel confident the Black and Winter White Quilt #2 will sell fast at our upcoming Christmas Craft Show.

My problem was:  I sold the Fair and Square queen quilt last week.  I am grateful for the sale, but it is frustrating having only two quilts left for our Dec event.  That's when I decided to make a two-quilt challenge my goal. 

Selling quilts is my contribution to pay for real estate taxes, and groceries.  Jon is looking for work, and hasn't signed up for unemployment yet.  I gently nudge every day, but can tell I am getting on his nerves asking.  My resolve: "move forward and do what I have to do." (Johnny Depp).

Motivation???  November through April is my regular winter work production schedule.  I sell everything I make at shows. . . but ha ha sometimes one or two are so ugly--like plain one-fabric purses, atypical from what I usually make.  For example . . . 

Digging for Christmas ornaments last week--I ran across two very ugly one-fabric, cross-body strap, padded purses set-aside (hiding) in my closet.  One was a psychedelic orange fabric, and the other a blue Hawaiian number complete with palm trees.  I was going for a summer/beach theme, and ended up with a men's funky disco shirt look.  I failed.  If anyone is remotely interested in having either one of these purses, I will send you one at $0.  Might as well end their story as a grab bag item.  I can provide photographs if you wish, but seriously, wouldn't you just like to receive a surprise or good laugh in the mail?

There is something to be said about, "if you don't like the fabric, then you haven't cut it up small enough."  That's why pills are smaller than a dime, and not the size of a bag of cheeseburgers." (Linda Durrant).

My best work (I think) comes from improv, scrappy, and sometimes under pressure to produce.  I'm sticking with that, until someone shows me another path. 

Thank you for your support.  You are wonderful friends.

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