Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Day After

I took the camera, but didn't take any pictures. I didn't think to carry it around with me and I missed the best part for film.

My picnic quilt was in the silent auction. If you've never been to one, all the different packages are displayed with a sheet of paper in front. The first bidder puts down their number and bid, then the next person can choose to outbid by adding onto the next line and so on. There is a set end time, very exciting with 1 minute countdown. You stake out your favorite package and guard against being outbid. Just like ebay, only live. If you didn't have to see those people ever again I suppose you could wrestle the pen out of the outbidder's hand.


Anyway, after much action through the night, my quilt came down to a family from my class and the preschool director. The director set her husband to the task of winning the quilt. They swapped bids for the last 45 seconds or so. He ended up winning, the experienced husband had written his bid slowly, so as to take up the last seconds. We all had a good laugh at the end. She then asked to be added to my list of custom quilt orders.


Several moms asked if I could just make a custom quilt.....I said I had business cards already and was thinking about it. So I quickly ended up with 4 lined up. I just love taking a pile like this and turning it into something beautiful. If I could support my fabric habit, all the better!

And on that note, I've been sewing on already recorded-cut fabric. But I didn't buy any either. So my stash is even for the week!

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you did awesome!!! $310 is a good price and you even got some more to make. Can't wait to see what pretty fabrics you'll be using :) Happy Sewing!

Jenny said...

congratulations Angela...sounds like everything turned out really well!

L Johnson said...

That is awesome Angela, congratulations! Love your bright fabric picture and great job on being even this week!!

Rene' said...

Angela, your finished quilt is amazing! I love the bright whirlygigs, and the backing is really cool! I hope you are happy with the ending bid! It's great that there was a bidding war on the quilt;-)

Mary said...

Congrats! That's so great, and I can't wait to see what you come up with for your four new customers!

Kris said...

Congrats on a great bidding war! I'm glad it was so appreciated and you got some other potentially fun projects out of it, too!

Alyson said...

Thats a great price! Congrats on the new business too...make sure to post what you are working on. :)

Leslie said...

that is awesome!!! what a great price. you must have been ecstatic. and now all the custom orders!!! go you

Blue Is Bleu said...

So glad your quilt did well! And so lovely that you got orders out of it :)

shellysquilts said...

Hey Angela, Fabulous stuff! You rock! Happy quilting!

Rebekah said...

How fun that two people were bidding against each other for your quilt! You put in so much work on all of these auction quilts and that's great that the school will benefit from your work.

Love the whirlygiggle quilt!

jaybird said...

congrats that the auction went well... and that you got 4 orders!!

Dee said...

Wow! What an awesome story you share with us. That's a lot of money and the quilt is worth it ten times over!

Thanks for letting us know how the auction went. And I hope you can quilt to keep your habit tamed! LOL

erica said...

Good for you! It's always good to support that habit ;) The quilt is lovely and good luck with those quilts!

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations! I have had people asking me about making quilts but I just don't have the time. I would love to hear how you figure out all the costs. Anyone getting a quilt from you will be very lucky.

Aunt Spicy said...

Its a beautiful quilt, and congrats on the custom bids! How fun!