Tuesday, October 6, 2015

WHAT EVERY ARTIST HOPES FOR!

We all say it don't we?  The best validation we can receive about our work is when someone enjoys it enough to want to display it in their home.  This trio of felted wool consists of numerous layers of surface design techniques.  It's now residing in Wisconsin....and I can't think of a better place for them.


In case you missed my process posts, click here to get an overview of the steps involved to make one of these pieces.

If you are a collector, consider visiting my gallery HERE, perhaps a piece will catch your eye.

I'm curious.....since I'm in need of a sewing machine.....what are you sewing on???  What's your dream machine?



8 comments:

Mysterymar said...

Congrats Mary. they look lovely hanging in their new home.

I have a Pfaff Passport I use for regular sewing. It's lightweight, but has a lot of bells and whistles. Since I bought it at a quilt store, I know it's good for quilting. Recently I bought a Singer Heavy Duty machine to dedicate to free motion since I work in the basement. It was reasonably priced and works like a traditional Singer. Not much fancy, just a workhorse. I know there are plenty of wonderful machines out there it will be hard to choose. Good luck!

The Inside Stori said...

Keep the comments coming all you readers......I'm guessing many of you would like to hear about the experiences folks are having on their new or old machines.....

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I love my Pfaff Creative 1475 CD but its about 20 years old and was told recently that it's worth only about a hundred dollars as a trade in but I don't have to worry about that since I'm not trading it in anytime soon. I recently have been sewing at my mother's on her new Bernina 350 and really like some of those features and I heard that my daughter bought one just like it and loves it.

knitnkwilt said...

It is great to see your work in its new home--do customers often send photos after they install something?

I sew and quilt on my Featherweight. I can quilt up to twin, but 40 x 60 is more comfortable.

The Inside Stori said...

Yes, I love seeing my work hung in their new homes......though I encourage photos.....I don't often get them.....busy lives I'm sure are the reason!

Wow....that quite a feat to sew and quilt on a Featherweight!

Lara B. said...

It must be such a kick to see your work proudly displayed like that.

Well, sewing machine wise, I can tell you I love my Janome / New Home 7700. Love the even feed system and also the thread cutter. However I like my 1956 Singer 301A best for lots of things, such as sewing on appliques and free motion quilting. It could be that I'm more comfortable with the older machine, because I see lots of people create beautiful FMQ on the new Janomes. Leah Day uses her Janome for FMQ and you can watch lots of her videos and see the machine in action in the hands of an expert.

Robbie said...

This is so wonderful to see your work on someone's wall!!! They look fantastic...like they belong. Makes you feel good your pieces are being looked at daily and shared with others!!!

Karen Scribner said...

I sew on a Bernina 830 bought new in 1977, and also a 930 purchased in 2002 so I could use same walking foot etc that I had bought for the 830. If I need to take a machine to class I use an original Featherweight. I bought a used Pfaff for the RV so I would have a lightweight machine that does a zigzag also. I did mending repairs for a friend while on the road so the difference in changing from straight to zigzag in using Bernina vs. Pfaff was difficult for me. I would advise you to drop in on a workshop being given by a guild to survey the machines that are brought to class and quiz about what is used at home if different. I have my eye on a Bernina new model 830 because it has a large throat for larger machine quilting. The tiny new Berninas (Bernette?) are made in Taiwan. The new 830 is not being made; there is a B350 that is smaller to take to class. I have not sewnon these new computerized machine yet but I have a Europro I bought in 2007 and just started using last year to do decorative stitches. I managed to work the little touch screen and like it. I picked Bernina at the county fair in 1977 because the Viking person was having trouble getting the machine to work there. I enrolled in machine embroidery class and the ladies who had Viking could not push the machine back from the table because the cord was too short. Now we all go to class with power strips and extension cords. There are always quilters estate sales but the machines are always gone: to the relatives, friends or sale coordinators!
Happy sewing machine hunting!