Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August Snowflakes

The temps outside are in the low 90's. But inside and up the stairs here at Quilt Hollow I've been playing with snowflakes. I love, love, love this one!
Here is the back so you can see the snowflakes really good. As I looked at this design I thought how cute would it be to just have a white on white snowflake pillow tucked in with other wintry patchwork ones for a fun winter decor! I don't get to keep this one...it's on its way back to my customer. Is your binding ready Rebecca? LOL


Thanks to all who commented about my Etsy drama yesterday. Here is the latest email I received just this morning from Etsy themselves after I inquired about the guy's willingness to sell me the name!
I'm sorry, but this is not allowed on Etsy. Once a username is registered, it cannot be registered again or taken over by another person. Etsy encourages members to work out their concerns with each other. If an account needs to be closed, the registrant may contact support@etsy.com to have this done. There is no transfer of username. The username will become permanently dead upon account closure. Jason Etsy Support
Please feel free to blog about this! I want the word to be spread among the quilt blogging community so that each person who uses Etsy to either buy or sell realizes that their username is also their "shop" name. Sign up at Etsy as a buyer just to GRAB YOUR NAME!

53 comments:

Tam said...

I love the snowflake quilt too :-)
Gorgeous quilting!
I just registered (grabbed) my name on Etsy, thank you again for the "heads up".

Carrie P. said...

Oh my goodness, Mary, what a fabulous job you did on this quilt. Do the pillows. They would look so pretty sitting out during the winter months.

Rebecca P said...

It looks so beautiful Mary! I have my binding ready to go.
Hugs

Karen said...

The feathered star quilt is gorgeous. The snowflake quilting was a perfect addition to it. Is the customer a blogger? I hope we can see the whole quilt some time. Feathered star quilts are not the easiest to piece.

LeKaQuilt said...

The snowflake quilt are so beutyful! And the quilting are gorgeous :o) I love this quilt!

Barbara said...

Beautiful snowflake quilt. I've been collecting glittery blue and silver fabrics for a blue Christmas quilt. Love this pattern.

Sue said...

That is just a beautiful quilt and I do love looking at the back and seeing all the wonderful stitches! I do love snowflakes no matter what time of the year it is :)

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love the quilt. You did a beautiful job quilting those snowflakes. What a bummer about etsy and your name. You think this guy is just out trying to make a buck?

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Gorgeous quilt, and quilting!!
You have done a wonderful job on the quilt, I like the back to look as good as the front. The white really shows the quilting.

Thanks for the heads up on Etsy, I do have mine, I wouldn't have thought how frustrating it would be if someone else had my blog name.

Dawn Heese said...

Sorry to hear about your Etsy trouble. What a pain. Gorgeous quilt.

Sherrill said...

OOO, I LOVE that quilt AND the beautiful quilting. I started a blue and white just like that a couple of years ago but it's now a UFO like so many others. I'm going to check Etsy right now!

Barb said...

I can see why you love that quilt, it is truly wonderfl.

Lori said...

The quilting is really lovely, as is the quilt.
Snowflakes and Snowballs- I'm not quite ready for that! LOL

Shakerwood Primitives said...

I signed up for my etsy name as soon as you posted.....and it's all mine. Did you email the dude back and let him know that it is against etsy policy to sell a name? If he is going around scarfing names based on blog names and plans to sell them, looks like he is out of luck.

That quilt would be beautiful on a bed with a matellasse blanket in royal blue....and the white pillow with it.

Needled Mom said...

Interesting story about ETSY. Dead forever???

Love, love, love the snowflakes. That is a beautiful quilt too.

Pat said...

Gee...you mean the guy doesn't get in trouble for trying to SELL the name to you??? Love the snowflake quilt!!!

Melody said...

That snowflake quilt is so gorgeous. Your quilting is amazing!

Zlaty said...

Love your snowflakes! Did you custom quilt it?

Sorry to hear your name has been taken on Etsy, pretty nasty, isn't it!

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

*karendianne. said...

OH mary, thank you for sharing the divine quilt. It simply radiates. If I could piece like THAT, I would. A girl would need the patience, determination and skill I should think. It must have been such a treat, a REAL TREAT to work with such beauty.

miniaturequilter said...

Gorgeous custom quilting!!!
i love blue and white quilt, it turned out wonderful!!

Quilt Rat said...

I hate winter but I LOVE those snowflakes!!!
I have also "grabbed" my name on Etsy. Lucky for me it was available. Thanks for the heads up

kimquiltz said...

Really, truly lovely! Winter cool on a hot summer day, I love it.

Candace said...

Now that would definitely cool me off on a hot day! Your quilting is gorgeous, Mary!
I'm a little behind - just commented on your previous post and see the Etsy response here. I think I'll go over and register my name - thanks!
Cheers!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh I just love that snowflake quilt and the quilting is beautiful - way to go. Great addition to winter decorations.

Hugs - karen

Wendy said...

That's too bad about the etsy name, could you use Quilting Hollow instead?
Wow the snowflakes are just so beautiful, and the feathered star quilt is gorgeous.
I'm just getting caught up after being away for a few days.

Irishgirlsews said...

The quilt is so lovely, and yes you did a wonderful job quilting it, those snowflakes are GORGEOUS!!
Wendy

Frog Quilter said...

What kind of machine do you use and is this a panto, freehand or digitized pattern. Its beautiful...

Cindy said...

I can see someone being snuggled up in snowflakes - especially these kind of snowflakes...beautiful!

Ooh, the white on white is an absolutely wonderful idea.

You're teaching things about Etsy I never knew before.

Mrs Quilty said...

That is a beautiful quilt..love those snowflakes! And I want your sewing studio in my house!

Carol said...

Beautiful quilt, I love how you quilted it with the snowflakes. I suppose you are going to become really busy with Christmas coming up soon.

Angela said...

I absolutely love the snowflake quilt! And the quilting is just gorgeous! Do you know what pattern the quilt is from?

Carol said...

What an incredibly gorgeous quilt! You did a beautiful job on it!

Julia said...

The feathered star quilt is gorgeous. The snowflake quilting was a perfect addition to it.
So sorry that you can't use your name on Etsy..but also happy that the guy can't just sell it...cheeky!

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous quilting, Mary. And what a stunning quilt as well.

Thanks for the heads up on the etsy thing. Its good to know.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a beautiful quilt. The feathered stars do look very wintry. And OMG, the quilting! Your snowflakes are unbelievable. It must take forEVER to do that!

And Etsy -- seriously? Permanently dead?

Catherine said...

That is unbelievably gorgeous! What incredible quilting you did -- absolutely fabulous.

Michell said...

Gorgeous quilting!
I love the quilt. You did a beautiful job quilting those snowflakes...

--
Michell
Home Security Systems no CREDIT CHECK everyone is approved

Teresa said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! I love love love the snowflake quilting!

Millie said...

Mary, the Snowflake quilt and quilting is fabulous! I can see why you love this quilt...I think your customer is going to love it too!

The Quilt Buddy said...

OMG! You worked your magic again on this quilt! Gorgeous!


Thanks again for sharing the etsy information.

BTW-I'll get busy working on my stuff just for you!

QuiltSue said...

The quilting on the snowflake quilt is AMAZING. Thanks for showing us.

Barbara said...

Mary,
The snowflakes are stunning....thank you for sharing your amazing quilting with us all.
Hugs, Barb

StitchinByTheLake said...

That is just absolutely beautiful work...I love love love it! blessings, marlene

vivi said...

I can't believe the pretty quilt you did!
i have started just few years ago with this patchwork passion, and dream about doing something like that, some day
congratulations, and lovely the things you sent stina too!!
big kiss from argentina

Janet said...

I LOVE!!! that snowflake quilt. I want to make a feathered star quilt one day - when my piecing skills are better. You did a beautiful job quilting it - I'm sure it will be a treasured quilt.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Mary the quilt is beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it. I've heard of this happening with names. Maybe you could register, Mary's Quilt Hollow Shop or something just a little bit different. Some people are just greedy.
Love what you made Stina. Everything was so special.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Janet said...

What a beautiful quilt and your quilting is wonderful for it. I always wanted to do one just like it.

Jan said...

Mary the quilt is beautiful. Great quilting. As someone who has quilt tops piling up due to the inability to decide on a quilting design, I love to see what you and others do.
Could you do something like The Quilt Hollow?

Suzie said...

That quilt is so beautiful and you did a wonderful job! Sorry to hear about your Etsy problem, that is not fair.

Karen said...

Snowflakes were a perfect choice for that quilt. Much better then feathers. Who is the lucky owner? Beautiful!

Kim said...

Thanks for the warning about Etsy. You snowflake quilt is a beauty! I think the more you piece, the more you quilt ~ the more fabulous your work.

Sew Many Ways... said...

This quilt is just beautiful...The quilting is spectacular. Sorry about the name on etsy. Maybe you can see if "Quilt Hollow Shop" of "The Quilt Hollow Shoppe" is available.
Good luck,
~Karen~

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

If you are still interested in having a shop...you should check out ArtFire. http://www.artfire.com/

Quilt Hollow is still available there and I like them alot more than Etsy. You can either have a free account or pay a monthly fee. There are no listing fees and you don't pay a fee once you sell an item. I also like the way they run their site and the support they offer much more than etsy.