Monday, February 15, 2010


It's snowing again. It is powdery and pretty. Complete waste of snow, since most people already have President's Day off. My teacher friends were hoping for a snow day on Tuesday!

My friend has finished quilting her Trip around the world quilt, with label. Only the binding is left on this ginormous quilt. Then she wants to make one for her other daughter. Right now, she is thinking about the denim cathedral windows quilt, like the one I made. I brought out my Valentine's quilt in honor of Valentine's Day. As I was watching her sew, I kept looking at my quilting on my Valentine's quilt. I had free motioned hearts all over it. I really need to try to free motion quilt again. Maybe I'll try to do something in the cheddar squares of the doll quilt.

I have two friends who have asked me if I make quilts for other people. I told them both yes. But neither one of them is ready to commit. One of them wants an OSU quilt, and the other one wants a floral one that goes with her granddaughter's floral name. Both quilts would require very little piecing and some applique. The floral girl said she wants a lap quilt, not a baby quilt, and she wants it to take less than 5 hours - I told her a price by the hour, since she said she had some fabric, and hadn't decided on the design then. I have only timed myself a couple of times, and both times it took about eight hours for a baby / lap quilt. I know I would never charge for hours I didn't use, or take longer than necessary, but I also know that if I try to rush, I will wind up taking longer because I will make more mistakes.

I have started cutting some applique pieces on my UFO. For some reason, I wanted the quilt no to be seasonal, but it really called for flowers, so now it will be a floral quilt. I've pieced the backing and the batting for the doll quilt, so hopefully that will be done soon too.


Allie said...

Aww bummer, no snow day, lol! You have a very ambitious friend, lol, good for her! I'm trying to remember how folks charge for quilts - by the inch? Can't remember. They take me so long to make, nobody could afford it.

Tanya said...

Good for you! Getting paid to make quilts! That's the way to love a job! I can't wait to see what you come up with!