Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What have I been working on?

Wow the past couple weeks have flown by. But they have been productive.

I decided that since I'm not working (and not looking for a job yet), maybe I should see if I could figure out a way to make money from this crazy quilting obsession. Could I design quilts that other equally obsessed fabric-aholics might want to make?

So I decided to begin designing and sewing quilt tops in order to put together a book proposal for one of the quilting book publishers. They have a preferred format for the proposal and like to have samples/drawings, etc. that show what the intended book would include.

So I've designed 5 quilts so far, finished two tops and have two more tops nearly finished.

Of course this could all be an exercise in futility. But even so, there will be finished quilts at the end of the process and the designing efforts have been a fun challenge.

I'll be keeping the quilts a surprise -- as well as the overall premise of the book -- until I know whether my book idea is accepted (or not).

Wish me luck!


Valerie said...

I am new to your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts. You have beautiful quilts...just amazing!

Good luck with the quilting book!

Deb said...

If those two quilts are any indication of the ones you haven't shown, I think you will definitely get a book deal. They're wonderful!

quiptowngirl said...

I do wish you luck on your endeavor, and I really like the star quilt. I admire anyone who has the courage to follow a dream.
Best wishes

Berit said...

That is NOT my color of blue; It's really ridiculous how opposed I am to it–it's to the point that I can't see the forest for the trees to evaluate the design! (I know, such a failing on my point...) But, I do think it is popular color overall, so don't take that quirk of mine to heart as a valid evaluation.

I DO really like the second, however. :D

Good luck on with this; 2 quilts already pieced?! You are really making headway on your proposal.

Siobhan said...

Good luck with your new endeavor! I think the quilts are fantastic--you have a great eye for color.

Myra said...

First time visitor here!
Wonderful quilts in this post, as well as others on your blog! Awesome!
Good luck with your plans! 8-)

Martha said...

Miss your blogging and your beautifuls quilts. Hope all is going well. I especially LOVE the quilt in your last post, your 9th quilt top finish for this year. What is the name of that pattern? Looking forward to seeing you back in blogland.


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