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Thread: Quilt Sold for $70,000

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    WOW!! how great is that?

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    :shock: :shock:

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    minimum 3000 hours!

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    FABULOUS!

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    I'm speechless.......

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    Cool -- but I can't figure out why it took so many hours and why it was worth so much! Am I just tired and not seeing something???

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Cool -- but I can't figure out why it took so many hours and why it was worth so much! Am I just tired and not seeing something???
    If you click on it you can see it closer up. It is covered in very intricate embroidery.

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    The photo really doesn't do it justice.

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    The quilt must be huge! All that little detail in the hand embroidery! Absolutely amazing. I am very happy to see a quilter that values her time and don't sell until the price is right. It is hard to do when you are trying to sell for necessity. I don't think I would sell any of mine if it wasn't because I need to. I enjoy the process and always try to work on things I like and when I am done is hard to part with, so I can understand why she took to long to make up her mind.

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    Amazing and almost unbelievable!!!!!

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    That is a very interesting quilt but it just looks like a mess to me. That is just my humble opinion so please don't get mad at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Cool -- but I can't figure out why it took so many hours and why it was worth so much! Am I just tired and not seeing something???
    When I read your post, I looked at it again. Looks like ALL the stitches on it is hand embroidery. My initial thought was that it was the regular crazy quilting stitches and brocade patches but there's embroidery over top of and through the blocks/stitches. That's a lot of hand work! That's what took the 3000 hours...

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    WOW!! It's gorgeous!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Cool -- but I can't figure out why it took so many hours and why it was worth so much! Am I just tired and not seeing something???
    If you click on it you can see it closer up. It is covered in very intricate embroidery.
    oooooooookay -- hmmm My ex-MIL did one similar.....gosh, she gave it away....wow.

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    I can't get it to load

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    ? montana cant remember her first name --queen of crazy patch --these ladies do some great embellishment --it is way too busy for me to live with but i admire their artistry in a big way--would look fantastic on a big wall gallery type

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    Crazy quilts don't really do it for me, but good on the maker. I can't quite get my head around having $70,000 in 'spare' cash either, but if I did, this wouldn't be how I'd choose to spend it. Each to his/her own I guess.

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    Very nice, but way too busy for my taste.

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    I'm not crazy about crazy quilts either. If I were to sell a quilt I now know what to charge. Ha, Ha, Ha

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    I love it and I guess it proves the adage that something is worth whatever someone is prepared to pay for it. BTW It's 70,000 Australian dollars - I did a currency conversion and that's actually ONLY 69.000 US dollars! LOL

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    Woah. I could look at that quilt for hours. Days, even. Look at all that work!

    And, for those that wonder about the purchaser...she thought long and hard before she dropped that $70k! What was it, 15 years?

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    That's a triple WOW! both for the quilt and the deserved check! It is definitely something to be admired for decades to come.

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    Crazy quilts require an awful lot of work, and the quilter is quite talented and did a great job, but I too agree it just way too busy for my eyes to enjoy it.

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    what an amAzing, remarkable piece she has created. It's absolutely specTacular. I love her blog, too. I will visit her regularly. thanks so much for sharing this. $70k... makes you wanna take up crazyquilting...

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