Monday, July 21, 2008

The fun is in creating new ideas

When I first decided to sew and quilt items for sale, I really didn't know what people would be interested in. I had lots of ideas, so decided to try a variety of items, eyeglass cases, zippered makeup bags, photo frames, tote bags and mini-quilt fabric postcards.

Over the past few months I've found that the most popular items are tote bags, both large and small, and fabric postcards. I guess it makes sense. The tote bags are fun and functional, and postcards are the traditional item to take home from vacation.

So those are the items I have been concentrating on. It is easier for me to make a few items, and I can spend more time coming up with the decorative elements with just a few items.

But like most quilters, I'm always itching to try new projects, and over the past few weeks I've had an idea for a wallhanging percolating in the back of my mind.

So I finally got to sewing, and was so pleased I made two, one to keep and one for sale. I call it Log Cabin Lighthouse. It's a large log cabin block, in colors of the sunrise and water, set on point, with a lighthouse, based on the Tybee Island lighthouse, appliqued on it.

It was so much fun I'm thinking of other variations, maybe one with one of Tybee Island's famous sea turtles appliqued on it instead of the lighthouse.

I'll post pictures soon, but for now, pictures and information on my other items are on my website,