Last week, I was literally glued to my sewing chair working on a few more quilts to sell at a craft fair that took place this past weekend. This one I started the day before, and worked a few hours late into the night to finish it before the morning. I’m so glad I decided to make it! I needed a few more boy quilts in my arsenal, and this one definitely fit the bill.
The only downside to working late into the night is not having a lot of options from my fabric stash, and I had to part with my gray chevron that I was going to make another Chevron Skirt with. But I think it was worth the sacrifice; this quilt is all modern boy!
For the quilt, I used my Herringbone Quilt tutorial, I just changed the size of my blocks to 6”x10” to start, and the result was a more masculine look. I didn’t even have time to take decent pictures of this quilt before the show! It ended up just a tad bigger than the previous girly one I made, about 38” x 40”.
This one did end up selling at the show, which was amazing since quilts aren’t what people buy on a whim at a craft show. I’ll show you the other 2 (yes, I made 3 quilts last week. Yes, my house is a disaster today) quilts that I made later!
After sitting down and making quilts from start to finish without much pause, I realized how much time and work they really take to make, and that I’ve been seriously shorting myself when it comes to selling them in my Etsy shop. You live, you learn. But in the end, I’d really like to be making more than $2 an hour off of them, you know?? Just a thought for those wanting to sell (or buy) handmade quilts!