Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A question from "no reply"...........

A couple days ago a person without an email link (a/k/a "no reply") asked me how many quilt tops I had waiting to be finished.

This is group 1 hanging from a pipe in the basement.


This is group 2 hanging on a garment rack.












Here is group 3 hanging from another pipe in the basement.  I will just say there are less than 50............

There are 3 that aren't shown here, the 2 spin wallhanging tops which are laying with their backings and the Northwind made from 6" blocks which is up on a design wall.

36 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

WOW

Sewing Junkie said...

Piecing is your thing. Nothing wrong with that. Chris

apiecefullife said...

whoa. And don't you hate it when some one says "and what is this quilt for?"

Gene Black said...

Oh my and the rest of us were feeling bad about OUR UFOs.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I am impressed. As far as I am concerned, a finished quilt top is like money in a savings account. All that beauty just waiting for the quilting. Think of all that your have tried, conquered, and gotten better and better at. In a Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point, he talks about the thousands of hours top people in their field need to invest to be a master of their field; there is no substitute or shortcut. All those quilts have honed you into a top master quilter.

Mary said...

That is a really impressive treasure trove of beautiful quilt tops.

patty a. said...

What a riot of color! There is a lot to choose from if you needed to quickly come up with a gift!

Chris said...

Gorgeous! Quilting is the BEST, isn't it? It's so fun, and it produces such beauty. Well done!

Ruth said...

Wow! What a treasure of tops! I only have 5, so have a long way to go.

Ruth said...

Wow! What a treasure of tops! I only have 5, so have a long way to go.

Nancy said...

I knew I liked you! Thanks for sharing this. You save a lot of space in storing these, too. Now I feel better about my collection of quilt tops.

Lostinspace said...

I am just laughing, how wonderful - all that Exuberant Color just waiting there to pop out of closets or off the pipe. You can never have too much fabric and now it looks like you can never have too many quilt tops either! Now we don't need to worry about you running out of blog material, this really takes the pressure OFF!

Dolores said...

Wow, that certainly does look like a lot. Does it not bother you that more are not quilted - especially since you have the long arm?

dianneo said...

That was me - I'm sorry I thought replies would go to my Google account. But I'm glad you shared, others are enjoying your answer too! I'm impressed, I actually thought you'd have even more UFOs. I struggle with having too many unfinished tops and I'm just a beginner. Now you could share what you do with your orphan blocks :) You do beautiful work. Thanks for your post.

Julie said...

I have always loved your colors and ideas that you share. I love all the quilt tops. My daughters have said they would rather deal with unquilted tops than quilts in pieces so I feel good about the tops in my cupboard, although I have finished alot in the last year since my son died. Quilting was my therapy.

Sharron Keck said...

Some of my friends are surprised that I would start a quilt when the first one is not finished! I just smile. I do cut the back and make the binding and store them together, so that it's easier to pull one out without needing to make those decisions.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love that you honor your passion for designing and piecing quilt tops . . . and that you share your joy with us. What a glorious array of colors in those finished tops!

em's scrapbag said...

You can never have enough quilt tops. They should keep you busy and out of trouble. :)

Cari Jimison said...

Wanda I have a question about yardage and your stash. I have bought plenty of fabric over the years and I am kind of short on light/contrast. I am good on brights and darks. How much or how many yards do you buy when planning a project? I also short myself on backing frequently. You are my daily inspiration a long time ago while reading Sally Bramald's blog.

Charlotta said...

OMG! That's so amazing. So glad that answer was shared. I never would've thought of asking and never would've dreamed you had that many. It would never happen to me, because I don't quilt my own but send them out. And I almost always have a purpose for my quilts, an intended recipient, so they have to get done so I can give them away! And I'm rarely ahead of schedule. I'd love to have lots of quilts I were just making because I wanted to. Don't get me wrong, I rarely make a quilt other than because I want to, but then I also give it away. I keep only a very few of the quilts I make - and even some of them I end up giving away later sometimes!

Jenny said...

What a lovely bunch - plenty there to keep you busy.
At least you finish your tops. Mine seem to remain as UFOs in various stages!

Debra Graham said...

Wow!

Cathi said...

What a gorgeous display of colour!

Sheila said...

They are all awesome!

Pam said...

Beautiful! And I am so glad I am not the only one who hangs her quilts from basement pipes . . take care, Pam

Judy Dietrich said...

Nice selection to choose from when you are ready to quilt them!! What a lovel riot of color for inspiration---you have been finishing them at a pretty good rate. Fun, fun, fun~~~~~~

Mystic Quilter said...

That's what I call a real Treasure Trove of quilt tops!

sewyouquilt2 said...

love it. I dont worry about finishes. when the mood strikes me I will quilt or bind or whatever and it is nice to have them on hand to finish. quilting is a creative process and you cant rush creativity right? I tell hubs that all the time LOL

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Sharon said...

I'm impressed! You obviously like to piece ….and that's awesome!

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Hedy Hahn said...

I am so happy you showed us all your quilt tops as I was feeling guilty about mine. I do not have near as many as you but I don't quilt as much as you do either. Your quilts are so beautiful, I just love your blog.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Just read your post and all the comments and I need a ROFL button. They were all so cute.

Maggie said...

Wow. So many beautiful quilt tops. X

Sewing Sue said...

I'm showing your post to my dear hubby who is always asking me when I'm going to finish the quilt I'm working on at the time. I have WAY fewer than you do, so thanks for making me look good!! LOL!