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Thread: My Christmas Cardinal-upclose picture added

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    Ok, I started this a few days ago not knowing how it'd turn out.
    I thought an Irish Chain would look nice and it really isn't bad.
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    Terri-that is really pretty. My aunt is a cardinal lover and would snatch that quilt from you in a heartbeat!! I cannot believe how fast you turn out a quilt!!

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    I like the cardinals. Very nice.

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    This one actually took me 3 days to make. I was a bit lazy on the sewing lol
    I have some pretty green Christmasy fabric with some holly on it that I think I just may have enough for the backing. If not, I will use white. Bought a bolt of it for backing quilts. Got the bolt for $5/yd and the bolt hadn't been cut and it's 108" wide on there. I'm thinking someone mismarked it. Their mistake...MY GREAT BUY! :)

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    Oh very pretty I like cardinals. lol

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    I like how the cardinals seem to sit up in the middle, it certainly puts me in the mood for Christmas (and gets me stewing about my problem quilt).

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    Pretty good how I trained them to do that, huh Elizabeth? lol

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    LOL! I can see your little bird choir, now sit up straight little boy, no no don't look at the girls out the window, look at me. Come on now everyone together. Voila! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    This one actually took me 3 days to make. I was a bit lazy on the sewing lol
    I have some pretty green Christmasy fabric with some holly on it that I think I just may have enough for the backing. If not, I will use white. Bought a bolt of it for backing quilts. Got the bolt for $5/yd and the bolt hadn't been cut and it's 108" wide on there. I'm thinking someone mismarked it. Their mistake...MY GREAT BUY! :)
    3 Days!!!! You are amazing. I can never whip anything out that fast. It must have been 3 days of no sleep and no food! Looks good too. :thumbup:

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    Awwhh Terri that is lovely.....are you keeping this one or selling at the fair??

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    This one actually took me 3 days to make. I was a bit lazy on the sewing lol
    I have some pretty green Christmasy fabric with some holly on it that I think I just may have enough for the backing. If not, I will use white. Bought a bolt of it for backing quilts. Got the bolt for $5/yd and the bolt hadn't been cut and it's 108" wide on there. I'm thinking someone mismarked it. Their mistake...MY GREAT BUY! :)
    3 Days!!!! You are amazing. I can never whip anything out that fast. It must have been 3 days of no sleep and no food! Looks good too. :thumbup:
    Vicki...that's just the top. It's not batted or backed. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Awwhh Terri that is lovely.....are you keeping this one or selling at the fair??
    Part of me wants to keep it, part of me wants to sell it. If I sell it, that means I need to figure out a price. Just the cardinal fabric was $8/yard and it took about 2 yards. The backing I have picked out was $8/yard too. Not sure how much I'll need, maybe 4 yards? so there's $48 already. I'm thinking if I sell it, it can go for $75. I won't go any higher only because I don't know what will sell and what won't. Since it's always warm here, I don't know how well quilts will do, but they COULD sell to those who have families in cold climates. Know what I mean?
    I do need to find some gold thread so I can quilt it. I figured I can "x" thru the 9 patch. Thought of "x"ing thru the cardinal block, but that would take away from it. So, after my meeting tomorrow, it's off to find thread.

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    Very nice Terri. Great work.

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    Terri: Love your Cardinal quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    Hi Terri: I've heard that when someone sells their handmade items they charge DOUBLE the cost of making it plus assign a dollar amount for time spent. I went to a quilt show last week end and some of the quilts for sale at the show were selling from $275 to $985. More than I could ever afford for a quilt and more than I would ever even consider paying but for some people who want and appreciate handmade and are decorating their homes they will gladly pay the price for what they want. As I said, I couldn't pay those prices and I've never sold anything I've made so I'm no expert.

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    Well I love that one, its just gorgeous. I remember that fabric, one from Hong Kong. You made a really pretty quilt out of that.

    Super duper....

    elle

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    Well, I'm going to try for maybe $100. Might come down on the price, depending on who/what is buying/selling.

    No, Elle, that's not fabric from Hong Kong. All my HK fabric is silk and brocade, haven't done anything with that as of yet.
    This was stuff I found at the bottom of a pile in Ben Franklins.

    There is another store here on island. They sell mostly stuff for homes and for dress making..not alot of cotton. Going to just go and check them out and see what they might have new.

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    Gorgeous! You piece beautifully!

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    Oooops :oops: Thought it was one from Hong Kong, Keep looking at it, it really is nice


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    Ohhhhhhhh Terri, That is beautiful. I really like it alot... :D I love the cardinals fabric.... :P

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    Terri that is beautiful!!!

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    Terri I love how it looks like a pretty bit of lace or something covering a window with a bunch of cardinals in a giant evergreen tree behind it. So 3 dimensional!! Beautiful!!!! Way to go!! Oh and you have my snail mail addy or do I need to give it to you so I can get my pretty quilt in time for the holidays?? :roll: :roll:

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    very nice excellent idea for a beautiful fabric

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    Terri, it looks very nice. I hope you can get a good price for it, and if not, then you can enjoy it yourself!!!

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    That turned out great!

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