Thursday, November 5, 2009

Behind the Scenes

It has been rather frantic at Red Pepper Quilts HQ this week.  Not only have we just enjoyed a four day weekend, but I am preparing for the Sisters' Market.

Saturday - November 7th, 2009
Brunswick Town Hall
233 Sydney Road
It was a spur of the moment decision to attend, and a lucky break saw to it that a position became available.  So at the last minute, I have been preparing tickets, labels, business cards, flyers, displays, packaging, so much to do!  The printer has been slurping up the ink, the accountants have been calculating costs with a raised eyebrow,  and I have forged ahead regardless.

The sewing machine has not stopped either, and I have indulged myself with some red and aqua fabric play.  This cute baby quilt came together like a dream, some days are like that.


The motto for market quilts is definitely "keeping it simple", and allowing the fabric colors and prints to speak for themselves.  I thoroughly enjoyed choosing the fabrics for this quilt; the initial color inspiration being the large flower print by Kokka fabrics which is featured on the front and used as backing.


This quilt is ready for market day!

If you are in Melbourne this Saturday, be sure to visit the Sisters' Market, and come and say hello.  I would love to meet you all!  Check out the list of stallholders - RPQ is going to be in the company of some very talented and creative people!  Thoroughly daunting but also very exciting!

30 comments:

  1. Wish I could be there!!
    Have a blast.
    Andi :-)

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  2. Gorgeous quilt, hope the market is a great success for you!

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  3. why are all the good craft shows in Australia?!!
    (yes, i'm whining)

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  4. How lovely! Congrats :) Wish I were still in Oz!

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  5. Wish it was around the corner, so I can come to the market! I'm sure it will be a great succes!

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  6. I will be there in spirit and although wishing you luck...I know for a fact you do not need it!!

    PS: Love this quilt...especially the 'vintage' Prints Charming black and grey print!

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  7. Wish you luck and hope all goes well, I would love to come to the markets but it is a bit far.

    cheers
    Christine

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  8. Have fun! I love the red and aqua colours on your latest quilt!

    Arabella

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  9. Good luck at the markets ... sadly too far for me though .
    I'll alert my Melbourne friends .

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  10. I wish you all the best for the market, I'm sure you'll do well. Your work is outstanding.

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  11. Oh Rita, wish I could come to the market but there is a bit of water between us!;)

    Lovely quilt, red and aqua is such a nice combo.

    I was wondering, do you cut out each individual square and then lay it out and piece them together or do you sew a couple of strips together and then cut those out and lay the pairs of square together and sew?

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  12. Oh Rita, wish I could come to the market but there is a bit of water between us!;)

    Lovely quilt, red and aqua is such a nice combo.

    I was wondering, do you cut out each individual square and then lay it out and piece them together or do you sew a couple of strips together and then cut those out and lay the pairs of square together and sew?

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  13. I love the colors of this one, and that large flower print is just scrumptious. I have been debating on ordering that one, and now I know I want it. Sometimes all it takes is seeing it used well. Good luck, wish I was in Australia to attend, but alas,California is very far away.

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  14. Oh, how exciting! Hope you have a fantastic time, I'm sure everyone will love your exquisite quilts :-)

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  15. Sounds wonderful and I wish you lots of success!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  16. good luck & have fun!! i'm sure you will do well.. your work is always beautiful!

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  17. Oh, I hope you sell so many quilts that you have to start all over again when you get home.......after all, it's all eye candy for us blog readers !

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  18. Good luck Rita! Wish we could see you there

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  19. I absolutely adore that red and aqua quilt. Well done! Best of luck at market, you should have no problem selling that beauty.

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  20. That little baby quilt is gorgeous.
    Hope you have a very successful day at the market.

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  21. Oooh can't wait to hear all about the market, make sure you take lots of pics for us to see xo

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  22. I'll be there - can't wait! Your aqua and red quilt is beautiful - a certain seller!

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  23. It's a wonderful quilt. I love it, of course.

    I wish you good luck for the market from the other side of the world. I'll be crossing my fingers!!!

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  24. Enjoy getting ready for the market. I am sure your stall will be a success!

    randi

    http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/

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  25. Good luck at the quilt market; the baby quilt is so pretty!

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  26. Another gorgeous quilt Rita and so exciting to be undertaking the market - I hope to be able to visit and stop by to meet you too. All the best for a busy day today. Christine

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  27. Thankyou Thankyou Rita!
    I have come home to a lovely parcel waiting patiently!
    Those squares will definitely add to my collection!
    . . . & love this Red & Aqua!
    Hope the market went well!?

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  28. My favourite colour combination!

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