Friday, 1 July 2011

A wonky denim quilt

I've been on a mental making mission this month. I decided to ignore all the annoying voices in my head that said it was pointless trying to sell my craft and got myself a stall at The Cally Festival on Sunday. Hence, I've been making all sorts of goodies, ipad and kindle sleeves, purses, clutches, totes (the list goes on..) and I finally got round to thinking about dressing the stall. I'd done a denim test a little while ago and liked what I saw, so thought, "Maybe I could make a denim quilt to hang ever so artistically across the stall.." So in between all the mentalness of major late nights sewing all my products I put this puppy together:

Denim quilt

And out of everything I've made this month, I think it has brought me the most pleasure. Now I know it may not be to everyones taste but I love the scrappiness, the randomness, the inclusion of the pockets and it's wonky nature.

Denima quilt detail

I did simple diagonal quilt lines (I think you can just make them out) and used a hodge podge of scraps for the binding.

Denim quilt detail

Denim quilt binding detail

I'm pretty chuffed with it and I think it'll be lovely to display on my stall. The big question I have though, is what if someone wants to buy it? How on earth do you price quilts? I have no idea how long it took as it was done in fits and starts and I had all the material bits and pieces already... It's about 150cm x 160cm and properly wonky. Help me please...what would you price it at??

You can check out other makes of the month over at the ever inspiring Lily's Quilts


  1. Love the quilt - especially the wonky pockets. If someone offers to buy it think of a price - and then double it!

  2. Quite inspiring. I have a bin of denim scraps leftover from a class rag rug project (disastrous--"here, mary, you sew, you figure out how to do it!") and i've been meaning to put them to good use as you clearly have. maybe i have a christmas present for my brother staring me in the face! thanks for the idea! Not sure how I'd price it, though... Alas, I have no help to offer you in return for your gift...