Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In: The Results

I did my first official Friday Night Sew-In last night. And I have to say, it didn't feel much different from all my other nights over the last two weeks! THAT'S how much I've been trying to do lately. Fortunately, I checked another big project off my list last night. And I think I'm seeing the light at the end of my to-do list the tunnel.

I recently sold my wonky sun pillow (the second one from the right) in the Quilt Hope In store on Etsy. (Click here for my wonky sun tutorial on Fat Quarterly.) And the buyer asked for three more coordinating pillows! I've never really been commissioned before, beyond doing things for friends and family, so that was kind of fun. I'm not sure I want to do that kind of thing on a regular basis, since I have enough of my own stuff going on, but it felt pretty good to be a "professional" for one project, anyway.

The buyer asked for three more pillows using the same color scheme, but with the addition of a yellow-green. She also wanted to keep it fairly simple, and without quilting, in order to bring the cost down a little. So these are the pillows I ended up creating during last night's sewing session. I think the four of them look adorable together. She didn't mention what type of room she'll be using them in (child's bedroom? sun room?), but I could see them working in a lot of different settings.

I hope she likes them. And I enjoyed the Friday Night Sew-In (even though every night has been a sew-in for me lately). I'm sure I'll be signing up for it again.

30 comments:

Manda said...

They look lovely! Very fresh and summery!

fallingforpieces said...

Wow! That was a seriously productive evening! And the pillows are beautiful.

Impera_Magna said...

Beautiful pillows... no wonder you got commissioned to make more! Great job for FNSI!

Alisa said...

They look fantastic all together like that! Very nice work.

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow, you were busy!! I like those pillows. Sadly I have yet to make a pillow :-P

Linz said...

Those are darling pillows!! I am sure she will love them!

Elizabeth D. said...

Very cute! I think she will be very pleased with these :)

QuiltyGirl said...

They look great! I struggle with commission work, too. I like having a little extra fun money, but it can be so stressful! :)

Becky said...

they look so great! Congrats on commission work!

Laura said...

Love them all

Tara said...

Very cute! It's cool that you got to make your craft "pay," but I totally understand wanting to work on your own stuff! There's just not enough time!

Shay said...

Love the pillows! Im sure your buyer will be thrilled.

Cheryll said...

Your pillows are stunning! No wonder someone ordered them! Well done in FNSI too. :)

@pril said...

Love the colors!

A.J. Dub. said...

They are great Lee! Love the styles and the colors are so fresh and cheery. :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Lovely!!! Lee; if she doesn't love them; I'll send you my address;ok??
LOL

Megan @ MiaDolceOriginals said...

These pillows are simply wonderful - so cheerful and coordinate perfectly! :)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

These are great pillows!! The sun and stripes are my favorites!

Jessica said...

Those pillows look so fresh and scream spring to me! Beautiful

Cherie said...

I love them! These might be my new favorite colors :)

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Ooh, they're just lovely, the colours are very fresh! Looks like your evening was very productive - I only got halfway through my project!

Rachel Hauser said...

How nice to be commissioned like that when you were doing something for good! They look great together!!!

Katie B. said...

Congrats on the commission! I know the pillows will be happy in their new home!

fiberdoodles said...

They are beautiful! I bet they will be loved very much!!

pinsandneedles said...

They are lovely! Bright and ready for summer!

Staci said...

They made me smile! It snowed at my house overnight, and it's a blah, overcast day. These immediately cheered me up. Well done!

And if she doesn't like them - send her my way. I'll talk some sense into her. ;)

Tezzcan said...

Love the cushions.

Jeanne said...

The pillows are so fun and cheery. I may have to commission you to do all mine, no j/,k I just need to get my old self in gear. I am in the process of brightening up my sewing studio so that I will be more inclined to spend time there. But...you have worn me out just noting what you have done in a week. Whew girl, you fly high. I am a new follower via, uh--oh I forgot where I came from. Well one of your peeps. JeanneG from The Learning Curve

Jessica said...

What beautiful pillows! I love the color choices.

Susanne said...

These pillows are just SO pretty!!

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