Monday, January 26, 2009

Jason Quilts – Day 16

Jason is pointing to the last stitch in the quilt binding! Happened at 5:45pm on Saturday, January 24. when he finished sewing the binding to the quilt. The excess batting and backing then had to be trimmed away from the quilt. Since this is going to be a much-used quilt, chose to machine stitch-in-the-ditch to secure the folded-over binding to the back of the quilt. Used Steam-a-Seam ¼” iron-on tape to hold the binding to the back for easier stitching on the front. Did some hand-sewing to secure the binding at each corner. This was the 1st time that Jason did some hand-sewing.

Here’s the quilt after it came out of the washer & dryer. Used Fairfield’s Quilter’s 80/20 cotton batting. Did not pre-shrink the batting and love the way it shrank up and gave the quilt such character.

Whenever someone asked, “How long does it take to make a quilt?” I could never answer cuz I never really kept track in hours. But, now I have a pretty good idea. Jason had 16 sessions and estimating about 4 hours per session (includes the designing and shopping) can fairly say that this quilt took 64 hours. And how much is it worth? Priceless …


Sunnie said...

A finished quilt is a wonderful thing! And nothing is better than the joy of creating something with your own hands.
Thanks for showing a picture of Jason, too! You can see this was a good project for him.

Anonymous said...

Let me know when Jason is ready to take special orders -- what a beautiful job he did. You must be so proud.

Susan P. in Wisconsin

meggie said...

Soo True!! Priceless describes most quilts, which are made with love, & devotion.
Congrats to Jason for finishing this lovely quilt!