Monday, April 8, 2013


I guess it looks like I've been incognito lately....and I think I figured out why! After I posted last night, I noticed my Blogger app was on my private family blog, not my CladdaghsQuiltsandStars blog! it looks like somehow, I switched blogs without realizing it, and the last few posts went on my family blog!


lately, several of my coworkers and friends and extended family have asked if I will make them quilts or if I sell quilts or patterns. I have told them "not yet"!

I've been thinking about it, and I've come up with a few reasons.
One: I'm slow. I enjoy what I'm doing...but I do need to speed up somehow.
Two: I have several projects that I'm trying to finish, and they're taking longer than expected.
Three: I have three more projects that I have everything ready for, but haven't started because of the UFO's.
Four: I have one, small, domestic machine, that I do all my sewing, mending, and quilting on. I figure that until I can afford some type of mid-arm or long arm, I won't be ready to make a business out of my quilting. This is also probably why I struggle to complete projects, because it is awkward and slow with a small machine to fit quilts under.
Five: I'm slowly improving and adding to my free motion quilting skills. I feel I have a lot of progress to make before I can do that professionally.
Six: my children are small and they take a lot of my time and energy, especially one that has a disability. Add that to working part time, I have a lot on my plate. I know a lot of other quilters have more children than I do, but I guess we all have different abilities and circumstances.


  1. Don't apologize to anyone for sticking to what works best for you and your family. As long as you are happy, that is what is most important.

  2. I agree with Michele. Don't apologize. I have sold a few quilts, but only ones that I have made for myself but that someone else has fallen in love with. I figure that if someone else loves my quilt enough to offer to pay for it, then it is going to a good home. I never make a quilt with the intention of selling it or offering to sell it. If the time and circumstances are ever right, I may change my mind. In the meantime, I just quilt for myself. There's nothing wrong with that. It's your hobby - enjoy it!