Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Iris mini quilt finished.
Yaaaaaay!! I put the last stitch in the binding at 2pm this afternoon, rolled it up, and took it over to the Iris Grange Aged Care to show Ken's Mum. She loved it, and insisted that I show it to the other residents, who all oohed and aahed over it, and wanted to know if they could have it on the wall in there! I said yes, that is what I intend to do - donate it to Iris Grange to thank them for looking after MIL so well in her time there. When Bernie (the Carer in charge of the staff) saw it, she squealed with delight "My quilt! You've finished it!" I laughed and said "well, it's not yours just yet! But do you think the owners of the Home would like to have it here?" She said of course, and I explained that I wanted to enter it into a couple of shows later this year, but I would present it to the Home for Christmas.
I've had two people ask me if I would sell it to them, and just out of curiosity I asked how much they would pay me. Neither of them had any idea how much it would be worth if I was to sell it, so I suggested between $200 and $300, and they didn't even blink - both said that was fine. Ken said I should make a couple more of this quilt - quick way to make money - ha ha. I said even if I could find another tea towel like this one, I wouldn't do the project again. I'm very much a 'one-off' person - too many exciting projects out there to repeat one of them!
Posted by Gina E.