Thursday, August 26, 2010

Runners

Soooo ... the Busy Bears Quilt Guild's annual show is coming up in a couple of weeks, and all summer I've been feeling **quite a bit** of social pressure to make something to be sold in the boutique.  (Some of these ladies are REALLY into the boutique, let me tell ya!!) 

Aaaah, this was a puzzle for me!  First of all, I've never sold any quilted items before: I either gift them, or donate them, or keep them to use myself.  And second: since I'm new to the guild, I have no knowledge about what has successfully sold in the past, and what the pricing range was.

I decided to make up a few log cabin runners using strips from my scrap bin and leftover batting pieces -- I was reluctant to buy any new fabric or supplies for something I'm not sure will sell.  Sort of an "it is what it is" effort, but at least now I have something to put in the boutique!  Next year, after I experience this year's show and sale, I'll have a better idea of what to expect in general.  Just trying fulfill the expectation and be a team player this time :)

And now I can get back to Punky Doodle!

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GRATITUDES

1.  Nice soaking rainshowers the past couple of days giving the forest a drink
2.  Pasta dinner at Paoli's -- yum!
3.  Sitting on the front porch listening to the crickets (summer is waning --it's getting dark earlier!)  

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8 comments:

loulee said...

Good luck with that. I like the two at the back, the blue one and the christmasy one.

anne bebbington said...

I think they're beautiful Jeanne - especially the autumnal one - I'm sure someone will love each and every one of them - and with the amount of seams it takes to put log cabin blocks together they certainly can't say you've not put any effort in

The Calico Cat said...

They are all lovely - too bad there is so much peer pressure involved...

Jo said...

Jeanne,

You've done a terrific job - can't believe they are all from scraps !

jilly said...

I like them all, and think you should do better with table runners then if you had made larger quilts.

Good luck.

blessings,
jilly

Robin said...

My favorite is the Halloween-y or maybe fall-ish one (looks orange and black on my monitor). Trying to predict what will sell is HARD. LOVE Punky Doodle!

Julie in the Barn said...

Good idea, Jeanne. I'm in the same boat, donations for a school auction. I usually do a quilt but have run out of time. I've decided on patchwork tote bags. I think in the long run several smaller things bring in more $ than one quilt.

Texan said...

i have no doubt your items will be snapped up! i for one love the fall/halloween colored runner!! That is very sharp looking! If i lived close would have to come see about that item!