Sunday, March 28, 2010

itty bitty quilts

While we were in Kansas City and Jeremy had building duties to attend to, I had sewing duties. I sewed like a maniac for a week or two to make sure I had some projects to take with me.

I took three little quilts down (not that itty bitty, they're about 3 foot square). I finished quilting these two:

And I got halfway done with this one:

A month or so ago I had whipped up another quilt and sent it down to Echo (mom-in-law's partner) to quilt while she had a recent hospital stay. She handed it back to me all quilted and ready to finish - so I came back with four little quilts!

The last quilt has an owner (unbeknownst to her) but the others I'm going to attempt to sell. (No more progress to report on our big quilt - I'm still waiting for the white fabric to come in.)


Arika said...

I love the top two quilts- they remind me of stained glass! :) Beautiful!

Aimee said...

Me too. The pattern is so easy and I love how it turns out. The pattern was actually for bigger blocks, but I made them smaller. I can see more of these in my future. =)

Jonathan Dresner said...

Arika took the words right off my keyboard: very striking.

What do you charge for quilts, by the way?

Aimee said...

Thanks Jonathan!

I'm still trying to figure out the pricing. The smallest "stained glass" one took 2+ hours to piece the top together, 4 hours to quilt, and will probably take about 45 minutes to finish the binding. So it depends how much I want to pay myself per hour and if I want to recover costs for the fabric! =)
So... maybe around $80, give or take. It seems like a ton, but I have to remind myself of all the work that goes into it... Still deliberating though... =)

Anonymous said...

Your quilts are beautiful you must have great sewing skills and patients to make them. I really enjoy your blog and it inspires me to get more busy with homesteading myself. Dianne

Aimee said...

Thanks Diane. Quilting does occasionally take immense amounts of patience. =) I started learning how to sew from my mom when I was little. And I just keep picking up new tips and tricks. It's fun.