Thursday, December 10, 2015

WHOOMP There IT Is! #11

My 1st custom Etsy order was a dream.  S wanted the throw size, 60" x 75", of the Hillside Houses quilt.  She asked for vibrant colors and an evening scene, like the one I had listed in my shop.  Other than that, I had complete freedom and 6 weeks to complete it. I finished it in 4wks! She loved it and said it's beautiful. But because it was a private custom listing, I don't think there's a way for her to leave a review...which is a bummer. I also thought I'd be able to edit the listing once I finished the quilt. I may have been able to before I marked it shipped, but I don't know for sure.  I'm new to Etsy...and custom orders so it's taking me awhile to figure out exactly how it all works.  If any of you have Etsy wisdom you'd like to share...I'm all ears!

Anyway, here it is.  I used "rich chocolate" and "milk chocolate" fabrics for the roofs and binding. And of course, my favorite faux piped binding technique!
I quilted organic wavy lines w/a variegated thread called Toasted Caramel by Connecting Threads.  The backing is pieced w/two fabrics; Blueberry Summer and Kids Under Cover.
The Hillside Houses pattern is by Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts. She hosted the Hillside Houses QAL this past spring.  It was my very 1st QAL.  I was proud of myself for mostly keeping up w/it.
I made the wall hanging size and called it Evening Hillside Houses.
And of course, I'm working on other things that are supposed to be finished by Christmas! Time will tell.

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  1. Hi Zeania! Congratulations! I'm so happy that your shop is going well! This quilt is so beautiful and I love the evening colours. Perhaps I'm tired to see the bright blue sky we have here in Greece most of the year - so nice but I miss four seasons. I love this pattern but never found time to follow the qal. Perhaps I make mini during the holidays. I think she should be able to leave a review even it was custon listing. Try also if you can change the photo, I think it could work. x Teje

  2. Your Hillside Houses quilt is beautiful. I'm sure your client is going to love it.

    I have ZERO experience with Etsy except how to buy from it :) I hope you get it figured out because it sounds like you are on your way to great success.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Your night rendition of Hillside Houses is so great Zenia! Congratulations on making your customer so happy!

  4. Congratulations! It's a great finish. I hope you figure out the finer points of Etsy.

  5. That is an amazing quilt! I bet you had a hard time handing it over...

  6. I agree with Karen - but at least you have the original to keep for yourself! Congratulations on a beautiful finish!!

  7. I hope this is the first of many commissions to come! Congratulations. She's receiving a beautiful piece.

  8. Congrats on your first custom order! It looks fantastic!

  9. Looks great! I love house quiltsI! am feeling inspired! Now if my broken finger would heal so I can get back to quilting! :-)


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