Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Another completed quilt!!

I finished this custom pink and zebra quilt yesterday and snapped a few pictures. My customer saw this quilt of mine on flickr and asked if I could duplicate it for them.


I had some adventures trying to find the fabrics for the quilt. I was out of the zebra print, but I knew I had seen it recently at my LQS, so I figured, no problem! Yeaaaahhhh…I got there, and it was GONE! Drat! Now, there are a lot of zebra prints out there, but I really like the one from Summer Soiree by Paula Prass. Unfortunately, it’s old. After scouring the interwebs, I found ONE seller that happened to have just the amount I needed! Hurray!


Then, I was looking around for a suitable binding, because I had used a Park Slope print on the original quilt(now long out of print), and while it looked fabulous, I doubted I would be able to find any, at least in quantities I would need…Well, I couldn’t find anything else, and decided to search etsy for some lovely Park Slope(which I still LOVE), and found a seller with NINE yards of this hot pink print. Well, I immediately called my mom to see if she wanted any, and we took a good chunk of that yardage off her hands :)


Ok, now here’s the problem. I ordered the fabric TWO WEEKS ago Monday, and I still haven’t received it. Yesterday I finally realized I had just enough left to bind this quilt and went ahead and finished it with what I had on hand, but I haven’t received my order!

And now I need some opinions. I didn’t receive any notification of shipping or anything (and boo they didn’t combine shipping so I paid WAY MORE than needed to ship 5 yards of fabric), so after a WEEK, I messaged the seller and asked if they had shipped. They replied “shipping tomorrow”(that was the entirety of the reply message). Now it has been another week, so I messaged again asking if they had a tracking number or anything. She said she shipped several days ago and the package should be here. What do I do? I really want to give this shop a negative review, because seriously, I have ordered fabric 4 times either the same day or AFTER, and I have received ALL of it. But, I have a really hard time, as another etsy seller, giving a bad review. Help!!


ANYWAYS, that was my fabric saga. Now this quilt is finished and winging its way to the new owner! It was pretty cool, I got all of the front pink squares out of my scrap drawer, woo woo! The backing is a Michael Miller Quarter Dot in Fuchsia(ordered from Cotton Blossom Farm, AWESOME shop. That one, I would totally recommend, Cathy has fantastic customer service!)

My custom herringbone from my last post is coming along as well, just a slight glitch in my math skills = needed another row pieced in, whoops.

1 comment:

Heather said...

I made all my nieces and nephews a quilt for their High School graduation. My Niece is up next and she found this quilt and felt in love with it. She wants this exact quilt. Thank you for the awesome and simple inspiration.