For anyone who is interested, the market was fun. I sold enough to cover my costs and a little bit extra, but definitely didn't make my millions. I really enjoyed meeting people and chatting with them. Thank you to everyone who came over and said hello.
I have to admit that I have spent the last couple of months stressing about which block to choose for the Modern Sampler Bee Round two. I put all kinds of pressure on myself worrying that my block wouldn't live up to people's expectations. In round one, I was a complete quilting novice and was chuffed to bits to successfully create my blocks. This time I have a bit more experience, so have higher expectations for myself.
When I finally found a block that I loved, I had a trial run and made all kind of mistakes! It drove me nuts! I decided that making a further 6 of these block would not be good for my sanity, so I shelved the idea.
I kept my eyes out for another block that I would love to do for the bee, BUT at the back of my mind, the original block was still calling and a month or two on I persuaded myself that I would not repeat the same mistakes second time round.
Hmmm, I may have been a wee bit optimistic, and my quick unpick has been used a fair bit, but I haven't pulled out any of my hair and as long as I don't work when I'm too tired (or distracted by young children!) the results are definitely improving.
So far I've completed three blocks. I love how the different colours and fabrics make each block look completely individual. I am also enjoying playing around with the fabric placement.
I'm not sure that I absolutely nailed the fabric choices for every block. Its a challenge working with unfamiliar colour pallets and trying to choose fabrics that I think that specific bee partners will like. I worked with the fabrics that I have and have to trust that the recipients will like what I came up with.
I hope I got it right, but as I say I'm second guessing myself like anything this time around!
Do you get nervous when sewing for other people?
I'm linking in with Lee over at Freshly Pieced today