I recently delivered a quilt that I finished for a woman who had found a bunch of unfinished blocks in her mother-in-lawe passed away. She wanted the quilt finished in her memory, but she lacked the skills to do it herself. All she wanted was to ‘git ‘er done’ – and so she found me!
I basically had to pick it apart & start it over again, because the blocks were incomplete. I had to add fabric, and the stitching was corrupted due to age.
The most important thing for me was that it was a learning experience because I had not had a lot of experience piecing curves. I was intimidated by the curved piecing methodology, and also by the scalloped edges. These are time honored techniques but they require much more from a quilter than geometric, straight lines.
|I had always wanted to learn how to piece curved pieces, and here was my chance!|
|My new quilting buddy! Jade|
This is not the first project that I have finished for people. For some reason, people keep giving me their unfinished projects to finish, so I’ve gotten quite good at improvising upon unfinished projects. Each project I do helps me gauge what I should set as my price for these things, because some of them – like this project – end up being way more involved and complex than I at first anticipated. In the future, were I to have another project such as this one, I would definitely charge more, but in this instance the learning experience for me made my final hourly low rate worthwhile.