Getting Better By The Minute Quilt - DONE!
Quilted and bound, she is ready to venture off to her forever home. I was very happy with how this came out. Not only am I incredibly happy with the piecing, the quilting (done by Jessica Darling of course) was above and beyond my expectations. I can’t wait to wash and dry it to see all of the detail come out in rich texture.
'Tis the season for Texas to be carpeted with lush bluebonnets sprinkled with Indian paintbrushes so the hubby tolerated a trip to the field for photos - he is tall enough to be able to showcase the quilt way more effectively than my five foot frame.
Here is a lumpy photo of the back, as it was a windy day and the other photo had the quilt plastered up to him - not the best way to see the finished quilt.
I’m not sure if I have previously mentioned, this is a quilt for a friend who is recovering from an accident. I have had people ask me to make quilts for them (non quilters) and I always balk at that intrusion - unless you are family, that is different. People in my life are awarded quilts - with friendship, with love - they have meaning and are thought of during the entire process. For non quilters - they are EXPENSIVE. Places like Urban Outfitters and Bed, Bath, and Beyond skew people’s idea if what realistic prices are. I did the metrics on this one.
9 yards of quilt store quality cottons @ $10.50/yard = $94.50, batting $35.00, long arm quilting $87.15, twenty hours of my labor @ $15.00/hour = $300.00. So would regular people expect to pay $516.65 for a quilt? Probably not. Do I think my time is worth more than $15/hours? Yup. Want me to make you a quilt stranger? I’d probably charge you $25 and hour because it is turning my hobby into a job and that would then be a $716.65 quilt - and who knows what the timeline would be to get that done. So if you receive a quilt - please see the love that has gone into it and time put into each stitch. And send me a picture of you using it - that is all I need.