August 4, 2015 by tessaraewilliams
I have a dream.
My birthday is September 3rd, and the one thing I want more than anything else in the whole world is to get my two quilt tops professionally quilted on a long arm. I’ve never gotten a quilt quilted for me, I’ve always done them myself. But since it’s my birthday treat (hopefully!) I’d love for someone else to do that! :p
Here’s the thing. I spend literally all of my expendable income on my craft swaps. I put a lot into my work, finding the perfect fabrics/patterns/extras, etc. And now that I’m going to QuiltCon, I have even less money to spend on my swaps, plus miscellaneous life expenses.
So I’ve started a GoFundMe page in hopes of crowdfunding my longarm costs.
There’s incentive though! As a thank you for your generosity, anyone that donates $25 or more will receive a Curvy Clutch made by me! If you can’t donate that much, that’s okay! You’ll still receive a shout-out on my blog and on Instagram if you have an account. 🙂 I really don’t take this lightly, begging for money. But I’ll gladly trade for my wares! :p
To be as transparent as I can be, here are my quilt tops, and the quilting designs I’m currently considering.
This is my Ribbon Box Quilt top featuring the line “Acorn Trail” by Teagan White for Birch Fabrics. I LOVE this line and this pattern, and I’d love to be able to use this quilt soon! 🙂 This is the quilting pattern I’m considering for this top.
I think this will add some movement to this quilt top. I’ve seen this pattern once it’s quilted and it looks really cool!
For this top I used “Brambleberry Ridge” by Violet Craft for Michael Miller.
Currently I’m thinking of choosing this plaid-looking design to mirror the center of the Dresden Plate, as well as the backing.
If you can’t donate, that’s okay! What you could do instead is help me name my quilts! I’m useless at naming quilts, so let me know if you have an idea for a name for either of them!
Also, on another selfish note, I am looking into trading fabrics! This will help me use up the fabric I have, get NEW fabric, and spend $0! I am looking for fat quarters featuring bunny rabbits. My plan is to piece together a rabbit-themed backing to go with my Bunny quilt
when I get around to making it.
This amazing pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman.
So far I have mostly Cotton and Steel and Tula Pink rabbits, so I’m looking for more obscure/unique bunnies now. My holy grail fabric that I’m looking to trade for is by Dear Stella.
This comes in a few colorways, and I’d be happy with any/all of them.
These pictures show what I have to trade in return.
Please let me know in a comment or on Instagram if you have some bunnies you’d like to trade me for! ❤
Slow week for swaps, I guess. Only one open swap. If I missed any (definite possibility), let me know and I’ll add it to the list!
- #bigdamnheroesswap – hosted by @cakewalkqueen. Firefly/Serenity themed swap. Ships in January. Info and sign-up here.