Sunday, May 10, 2009

Look, Look

May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's day to all the mother's out there.

I have not been posting because there's really not much going on. I have been focusing my energy on finishing two quilts.

I finally finished the quilt that is from Vicky Flemming's book call "Hawaiian Applique".



(Above: Finished quilt)


(Above: Detail of quilt)

The quilt was started in the summer of 2008 and have been sitting in the closet for some time. I finally decided to finish it, and viola, it's done. It turned out ok, not my best work in quilting, but it'll do. It took me approximately two weeks of continuous hand quilting to finish this wall hanging. The approximate size is 45 x 45.

Last week hubby and I went to check out a sewing machine. We looked at the Bernina 450. The price is approximately $3000 after everything is said and done. Oh how I love that machine. Hubby's criteria was that I had to start selling my quilts before I could buy this Bernina. We'll see about that.

Who would buy it? How do I price a wall hanging that is hand appliqued and hand quilted? Would an original design of a quilt sell for $500? That means I would have to sell 6 wall hangings in order to get a Bernina.

Quilt & Bitch

1 comment:

connie said...

Hi,

With your permission I'd like to add your blog to the blog page of my new quilting directory, Quilt Qua : http://www.quiltqua.com/links/blogs/ You can let me know if you'd like to be included. If you would like to be on the first alpha list, you simply need to let me know you've made mention, or placed a link on your site, back to Quilt Qua. I can send you a graphic if you'd like one for that purpose.

I try to check my lists, so if I've already contacted you, I'm sorry.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please note photos are always welcome on the Show and Tell page (right now there is a giveaway connected to the show and tell), and do let me know if I've missed your business to list on the web site!


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Connie Colten
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