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This is a milestone post for me for more than one reason. I have been designing patterns for a while and offering them for sale online. Now I am venturing into trying to sell the patterns in a local quilt shop.
At the beginning of this week we compiled sets of fabric and Chugging Along patterns * and we took them to a quilt show. (Later this week I will write about the quilt show, I promise.)
In order to show the buyer what they were getting I created a shop display. Last weekend I work long and hard on another train with a carriage.
I left the bottom part out and added a train track and grass to the larger unit with locomotive and carriage later in the process.
The grass was inspired by McTavishing FMQ.
The clouds were quilted with a white thread, FMQ pebbles. The sky was quilted in a light blue thread, swirl hook FMQ patterns as done by Angela Walters. I did try to let the hooks all point horizontally.
We used the mini quilt for the first time in the quilt show in Veldhoven these last four days. The quilt show also includes lots of stalls of which one was rented by my friend Rita.
We offered a complete set of patterns, fabrics for front and back and a piece of batting.
Can you spot the train on the left wall of Rita’s stall?
We also used my hexie pillow as a display.
I really enjoyed the quilt show and trying to sell the items in the stall and hopefully in the quiltshop’s online store later this month!
* The train pattern consists of 31 seperate parts. There are seperate units available, partials sets and of course a complete set.
I am linking up with all of these Linky Parties:
– Anything Goes Mondays at Stitch by Stitch
– Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
– Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story
and last but not least Finish it up Friday at Crazymomquilts