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.