Tuesday, August 08, 2006

check this out

Free Judy Martin BOM. I think her BOM's are to be treated as individual blocks, not as a series that will come together later...

Save me from myself! Judy Martin is selling some of her quilts! I want this one. I think the price is reasonable, I love the colors, etc. TALK ME OUT OF IT!

(I know I am trying to buy a house, I know I need furniture to fill said house - but I just paid off my last credit card bill & my car note!)

I also know that I own several tops that I plan to pay to have quilted....

I like this one too... (But I can't "afford" that one, I was hoping they would all be close to this price so that I would not be tempted...)

I need a cure for QUILTPOX! send a Rx to: Amy in Washington DC (for now - maybe Maryland soon.)

No SA comments from my husband....

14 comments:

Patti said...

You know the answer don't you - make one of these yourself! There's no reason you can't make one just as nice as hers. I love her books!

Fiona said...

Pay to have your own quilted! Think how lovely they will look IN YOUR NEW HOME! Display your own skill and creativity.

Anonymous said...

you can add this quilt to the growing list of quilts you want to make! YOu need to save for the house and all the things you will need for your new studio in the house and of course, yes furniture in the rest of the house
Do not buy it!
Kathie

tami said...

I agree with the other comments it will mean so much more to you if you make it yourself. Just think you paid off your car loan and credit cards you can now save that much FASTER for your house.

Mary said...

I want the Romeo and Juliet one for $2K. I tell you what - I won't buy that one if you don't buy the other one!

I bought an antique quilt in Lancaster a year ago that I spent about $1100 on. My husband wasn't sure why I was paying that for something I could make myself and I had to explain to him I couldn't make an antique, hand quilted quilt!

Karen said...

Oh, Mary, have you shown a picture of your antique quilt? Amy, I wouldn't even worry about furniture; a house looks nice lightly furnished and they fill up all too quickly. It's easy, just visit antique shows and secondhand stores and your house is full (this advice is from one whose house has always been a bit too stuffed with furniture :-) ). Amy. Get your own quilts quilted and furnish your house with them How do you find all this stuff no the internet anyway, were you looking at the Nancy Martin site or quilts for sale? Oh! Is Appalachian Spring still in business in the DC area???

Kay said...

The other solution would be to sell one of yours for her prices!
Everyone's advice is interesting, isn't it? Not entirely consistent, so you're on your own, I guess. :)

Bonnie said...

The question I always ask myself before making a big purchase (other than for necessities) is, "If I hadn't seen it, would I have wanted it?" In other words, did you want a Judy Martin quilt before you saw this one? Or do you want it just because you saw it and you can afford it?
I vote for saving your money for the house. You can make this quilt if you want it that badly.

Shelina said...

I got the email too, and thought all of her quilts were beautiful, and reasonably priced too. - Compared to the Once Upon a Time quilt where they want $4,000 for a full size one.
I'm going to have to disagree with the others though. If you really love it, and will treasure it, and you can find room for it in your budget, I think you should buy it. It's not everyday you get to get a quilt from a famous maker.

Joanne said...

LOL -- everyone is right -- make your own! You don't need to buy quilts when you can make them yourself! WTG on getting the credit cards and car paid off! House hunting is so much fun -- enjoy it all (and remember to plan where to put those quilts while you're looking at the houses!)

Norma said...

Thanks for sharing the link to Judy Martin's site. I printed off the BOM. I love the 3D effect of that block!

I think you should set your sites on making your own "Judy Martin" quilt. Imagine your feeling of accomplishment after you made your version to hang on the wall of your new house!

ForestJane said...

That Judy Martin block looks like a bunch of equal signs(horizontal) AND computer game pause signs (vertical) put together...

If you buy this quilt, will you use it on a bed? Display it on a wall? Or fold it up somewhere in an acid free box between acid free sheets of paper and just store it, hope it increases in value?

Susan said...

Amy, I can't discourage you. I love that one and would buy it in a minute, if I had the money. Not only is it a lovely quilt, but it's a Judy Martin quilt! It has a provenance, and it's been in a book. It's well made and beautifully quilted. It would go with contemporary or more traditional furnishings. For a work of art, it's a bargain.

Cathi said...

I have two quilts done by Debbie Mumm that I got at insanely good prices (both wallhangings) They were signed by her and sent out from her shop along with a book order I put in (I won them on Ebay in a charity auction she did.) I love them and their special provenance and donation to a good cause... I say go for it!

Cathi