Monday, May 20, 2013

Cutting...But Not Much Sewing

It has been a bit quiet here on the sewing front for the past two weeks.  You see, I get 99% of my sewing done on the weekends as I just can not find the time or energy in the evenings after work.  Most of what you see during the week on the blog, then, is a product of a happy Saturday or Sunday stitching away.  It works pretty well for me that way.  However, the system breaks down as soon as I need to focus on the shop in preparation for a show or festival.

To be in tip-top shape for the International Quilt Festival of Ireland on the 7-9 June, I have been cutting fat quarters of every print in the shop and am trying to find some pretty way to display them all.  I think I am going by rainbow order instead of by fabric line. It just looks prettier that way.  I have them all cut now and tucked away in little baskets ready to display.



I am also trying to make Kona Solid fat quarter bundles for the show.  I have eight colorways and I want to make several bundles each, so I have just been cutting and cutting and cutting.  This is what 220+ Kona fat quarters look like:



I just have 4 of Bone and lots of Tomato to cut yet, then I will be ready to start making bundles.  I like that part...with the ribbon and all.  

That is the news around here.  More fabric line bundles (Boho, 2wenty Thr3e and One for the Boys) tomorrow night and I am cutting a stash of Kona FQs for yet another basket.  I need another rotary blade ASAP....

20 comments:

Nicky said...

Are you all tired out from all the cutting? Your poor wrist!

Wishing you every success Cindy!

Katy Cameron said...

As a tip, in Uttoxeter some had their cutting mats with them to slice more off the bolt if necessary!

Yon Quilting Wife said...

Well done with all that cutting. I hope you have a lovely show time.

Lynz said...

I hope you have a great show and come home with nothing!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

WOW that's a lot of yummy fabric! Have fun cutting and I hope it all goes... pretty ribbon wrapped bundles are bound to fly off :)

Annabella said...

Fabric bundle envy!!

memmens said...

Get yourself a rotary sharpener, not cheap but I use mine daily and it makes the blades last much longer. Hope you have a fantastic show x

Di said...

The slog of cutting all those FQs is worth it when you see all those FQ bundles. Di x

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

All of those Kona's.....yummmmm!!!!
I like fabrics in rainbow order. I'd definitely come by your booth with all of those bundles!

Leanne said...

I sure wish I could go to your show. I love all the colours of solids you have there.

Quilterbell said...

Ah, it will be worth it! Changing the subject, when placing an order in the shop, do I need to go through paypal to pay by laser?, I have tried three times in the last couple of weeks but between the kids messing around and my incompetence with paypal I haven't manage to place the order. Sorry for the silly question, I know the answer might be in front of my eyes!.

pennydog said...

Have a great show Cindy.

Canadian Abroad said...

I hope the quilt festival is a huge success for you. It should be because people should be attracted to all that colour like bees to honey.

Erin Quinn said...

So delicious. I just want to roll around in all that colour!
Have fun at the show!
E xx

Archie the wonder dog said...

I bet your stall is going to look marvellous and attract lots of buyers! Good luck!

Flying Blind... said...

I do not envy you all that cutting but surrounded by all that fabric may just make up for it! xxx

tomomi mcelwee said...

Good luck with the festival! I would like to go there sometime in the future but not this year.

beaquilter said...

droooooool!! and Jealoooouuuss.....

Janet said...

The Kona solids look - and sound (tomato, bone) - delicious!

Elita en Suisse said...

Your efforts will be well worth it as I'm sure the attendees will love your selections! Good job!

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