Friday, April 16, 2010

Quilted Scrap Log Cabin

I had the scrap quilt on the top professionally quilted with a continuous line design in 2006 and had the quilt on the bottom quilted by the same professional quilter with the same continuous line design in 2010.  This first one measured 6.15sqm .  It cost me $26 / metre to have it quilted.  ($238.00)  Both quilts fit a queen size bed.

The second one is 6.30sqm and cost $50/metre to have professionally quilted by the same quilter ($315.00).  I made the error of not getting a quote first, and didn't realised her price for continuous quilting had doubled in four years.  By NZ standards, I think this is expensive.  Other quilters charge around $35/sqm for continuous quilting.  It is however, a very nice job.

The second quilt measures:  2.40m wide x 2.70m long.

This will be my 92nd completed!  I've been quilting since 1990 (20 years!)

Here's a close up of the 2010 one that has just been completed (2010) and you can see the quilting design.

Both quilts are random log cabin patterns - I think I prefer the design of the first one.  I started them to use up the scraps, but I still have enough scraps to start another one.


Scherry Samuels said...

I am just starting off as a quilter, having completed my very first quilt. I love what you're doing here - how do you actually make these squares? How are they pieced??? :)

Intuitive Textile Journeys said...

Thanks Scherry, Get a book on Log Cabin piecing and ignor the rules about being straight. Only rule you need is that the centre has four sides - I didn't even worry about them being squares. Cheers