Friday, July 29, 2011

Finished Quilts July 2011

Mitered Stripes, Hand dyed and commercial cottons, machine pieced and machine quilted, 60x60"
Scrap Log Cabin, hand dyed and commercial cottons, machine pieced and machine quilted, 61x91"
Log Cabin Ninepatch, hand dyed and commercial cottons, machine pieced and machine quilted, 50x50"

My girls' day out was postponed, so I had all day to put on the bindings on the last two quilts I made. Now all three July quilts are finished.
I would never have guessed I would be making three large pieced quilts over the last four weeks, but I did.
And it got me thinking.
What am I going to do with these quilts? And since I want to make lots more, now that I LOVE this new method I will be asking this question over and over. Might as well make a decision sooner than later.
And my decision... is to offer them for sale.
I immediately was stumped about pricing. Haven't a clue. My next thought was to put them on Ebay, and let the market determine the value.

Ready for it's close-up, Mr. De Mille. I set this up in my upstairs bedroom to show the size since I added an additional nine inches

All three are signed, and are machine washable and dryable (I never say that about my fused quilts!).

So on Monday I will put them on Ebay, so if you are considering one of them, make an offer, and I will consider it seriously. Email me.

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  1. What is the link to your ebay listings?

  2. Ursula, I will be posting the link to my Ebay auctions on Monday, August 1st, in the blog.

  3. Melody--these quilts are AWESOME! I cannot believe you can quilt this fast either. LOL And I appreciate you adding the fabrics you chose. I admit I got a few myself based on your choices. You are so generous. :-)

  4. Anonymous5:09 AM

    Quilts with signatures usually have the year made on them too.


  5. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Good luck on your intented sale but I thought the second quilt was meant for your dogs! I wouldn't want to deprive them of some comfort.

  6. Melody - I love these quilts.I want to make some "quilt as you go" quilts too. The difference is that while I'm still thinking about it you have already finished 3 of them! You have superhuman powers.
    Since you usually do the escape hatch finish for your art quilts, can you tell us more about your bindings? Are they done completely on the machine or do you hand sew the backside? Also what kind of batting are you using?
    Your minions want to know - please impart your wisdom on us.
    Thanks , Nancy

  7. hahaha,

    Dear Minion!

    I do all machine sewing for the bindings. My batting is 80/20 from Fairfield which my local Wal-Mart has begun selling. I had to try it out. Perfect!

    As for the details, I cut my strip along the straight, not bias, but bias cut seams to connect each length and use a 2.5" wide strip, folded over and stitched from the front. I miter the corners and fold to the back and stitch in the ditch from the front, catching the back as I go. Lots and lots of pressing and pinning to make this easy.

    I have nothing else going on here, other than laundry, dishes to wash and dogs to walk. MY husband is always out doing his thing, so what's a gal to do to occupy herself but quilt?


  8. LynneP9:46 AM

    3 large, beautiful quilts in one month. Wow! You have good focus, strong intention and dedication and grit! Thanks for sharing your spirit.

  9. Love your quilts and decided to try QAYG (I followed Marianne's tute) and was a little nervous at first but it was so easy and fast...I LOVE IT!! I probably won't make 3 quilts in a month but I'm enjoying the process:) Thanks for giving me the inspiration to try something outside the box.

    BTW, a note on binding (my favorite part of the quilting process). I sew mine on the back first and then fold over to the front and sew it down on the front. You're right...LOTS of ironing and pinning (on the front side) but it's worth taking the extra steps. I guess we all have our own way of accomplishing the same thing :)

  10. I looked at quilts on ebay once with an idea to make quilts to sell. (Interject here: Mine are no way as nice as yours, but would be well worth more than the ones I saw sold there.) I hope the whole thing works out for you, Melody. I saw quilts going for $20! Sickening.

  11. I can't believe how fast you are.I'm like the woman who said, while she's thinking about making one of these quilts, you've already made 4 or 5 of them. The Mitered Stripes is breathtaking.

  12. Cant wait to try it and love all the bright fun fabrics.They all remind me of a sunny day.


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