10 Dec 2014

Let's Bee Social #50

Saying goodby is never easy.  Back when I took the Fox & Friends 2 out for a photo shoot it was a particularly windy day.


Looking back, it seems the quilt was waving goodby even then.


Back in September, I had entered this remake of my original Fox & Friends quilt into the Fall fair.  And won first place in the machine quilted baby quilt section.  That is where Maggie met and fell in love.


Maggie contacted me by phone, wanting to purchase the quilt for her yet-to-be-born grandchild.  She arranged to come for a personal visit and pick the quilt up at my home.  Maggie spoke of her admiration for the simplicity of the design.  The blue background and wavy organic quilting reminded her of the sea.  Fox & Friends 2 will soon be on it's way to live in Scotland.

First I had to retrieve the quilt.  It was hanging in the fabric shop in Newton where I had agreed to teach a quilt class coming up in January.  Will there be a Fox & Friends 3?


In other news...
Sew Fresh Quilts is now taking custom orders for commission quilts.  Although I had been reluctant to offer custom orders, I am enjoying the process of working on my first quilt commission.  Sharing a finish post soon!  Visit the Sew Fresh Quilts shop and see what's new!

I have been making some recent purchases to replenish the shelves in the sewing room.


If you like to see photos of pretty fabrics, don't miss the latest Sunday Stash post here.


NOW.... What's new with you?
If you are not sure what Let's Bee Social is all about, you can read the details here.




Don't miss the Northcott Fabrics giveaway going on now.
Click here to enter!



Keep On Quilting On!






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18 comments:

Ann said...

What fun to have someone chase you down for your quilt! It is so attractive and will be loved for years. Congratulations.

A Quilter's Mission said...

Ahhh, it will be hard to see this one go. I think we all love this little guy. Your pinks are beautiful. Whatever you decide to make with that yummy fabric will be wonderful!

Nilya said...

Lovely quilting on this Fox quilt!

Kaja said...

We definitely need a Fox and Friends 3!

Lara B. said...

Lorna, that's pretty awesome that Fox and Friends will be the delight of a little one in Scotland! LOL - the quilt does look like it is waving goodbye. Congrats also on being sought for a commissioned quilt!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

WHat a compliment!! Thanks for the party!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I finished a scrappy quilt and have a little problem on the back of the quilt to care for then on to working on another

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations on accepting commissions. I find I really enjoy bringing a customers vision to life. Good luck and have fun!

Carla said...

Isn't that fabulous Lorna! So fun to have your work sought after ; )
It is a very fun quilt and yes to a #3

Daytona Damsel said...

Congrats on the sale and commission. That fox quilt has always been a favorite. I love gingham and dots so your pink fabrics really sing to me. Can't wait to see the quilt that comes from them. Stay warm.
Debbie

Soma Acharya said...

It is very hard to say goodbye, but what a compliment! It is such a perfect baby quilt!!

-Soma

Jasmine said...

How neat that she loved it so much she tracked you down. And I hope you enjoy making commissioned quilts. I have made a few commissioned quilts (locally) before and find I really enjoy it.

Leanne Parsons said...

How fun to have a quilt living in Scotland! I've made one commissioned quilt and quite enjoyed it, so I'm hoping there will be more in my future.

One English Teacher said...

This is a pretty irresistible quilt: i'm glad it's finding a home where it can be loved well :-)

Stephie said...

Such great news on the sale Lorna - and your foxes are coming to Scotland! Ok, so I live at the other end of the country, but it's a lot closer than Canada! And they're sure to bring a burst of colour to a hell of a lot of grey days, haha!!! x

LynCC said...

Your fox quilt really is terrific - no wonder somebody wanted to buy it from you. :) I'm working on my first commission quilt, too. It *is* kind of fun, especially since it's so easy to send photos over to get input on their preferences and make sure I'm working in the zone of what she's wanting/expecting.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Well at least you know it went to a loving home......grin. Congratulations!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

So cute, thank you so much for hosting, Lorna!