Friday, January 24, 2014

Little three-inch

This week's finish was made with 3 inch squares from my scrap bag.  It finished at about 20x24 inches and is just so adorable!  My favorites are the teddy bear blocks.

I quilted the center with my walking foot, 1/4 inch on either side of the seams instead of stitch-in-the-ditch.  I love the look, and it's very proportional to the block size.  The border is free motion large/small loops from a template I purchased at Hancock.  Still need more practice at that, though I found that I could see what I was doing a little better if I fed the quilt at a 45 degree angle through the machine instead of  straight on.

This one might be for sale if I get a booth at the Marketplace at our church festival in August.  I've never done anything like that before so I'm not sure I'm ready to take the plunge.

I'm afraid that the cost of time and materials for making quilts makes them too expensive to sell, but I also think that I tend to undervalue something I can make myself for 'free'.  Still, I'd probably only want to pay half the price to buy it.  (Which would earn the maker minimum wage if it was 1978!)  But, if my main sale products are redwork dishtowels and aprons at reasonable prices, and the quilts are mostly to give color and interest to the table, the high prices wouldn't matter I suppose.  Well, now I'm rambling.

Check out the links this Friday and leave a few encouraging comments to the wonderful quilters at these blogs:
crazymomquilts with Amanda Jean
Confessions of a Fabric Addict with Sarah


  1. This is a sweet little quilt Jean... and fun when you're using up scraps!

  2. Go for it, Jean, a church festival is a good place to start. It's lovely :)

  3. I love doll quilts made from scraps. I have only made quilts on commission. They paid me hourly plus supplies, so I would have a hard time deciding on an amount, too.