Wednesday, April 25, 2012

So many quilt tops, so little time.

How long is too long for a quilt top to sit around waiting to be quilted, and then used?  I decided to go through my stack of quilt tops, and a few were surprising to me.
Take this one for example:
I made this one when we were still in New Mexico, and I was getting ready to move with the kids to Florida.  That was 14 years ago this June.  I think this quilt deserves to be quilted, don't you?  I saw the the picture on the cover of Quilt Magazine, and had to make it.  The petals are all three-dimensional, and I hand dyed the blue background fabric.  Even though my tastes have changed significantly since then, it will be quilted sometime this year, I swear it!

Then, there were more tops:

The Scrappy Double Wedding Ring. 

Another string pieced top (I do love doing these, they use up a lot of small pieces of fabric). 

What's really sad is I really don't remember making this quilt top.  I remember all the fabrics, just not the making of the top.  Does this mean my memory is going? 

This top is a compilation of blocks I won from the guild I used to belong to.  I love all the wild colors! 

A rose quilt top I made to make my daughter's heirloom quilt.  All of my kids get one, the boys already have theirs.  

I unearthed this one, all hand pieced and hand appliqued.  Yet another one that I don't remember making.  

The previous mystery quilt of Bonnie Hunter's.  Roll, Roll, cotton boll.  

I saw a picture of this quilt in a magazine, and had to make it.  It's just squares and triangles.  My mom has laid claim to it, no clue when it'll be quilted. 

And, finally, the most recent top.  I finished all but putting on the final binding yesterday.  Gotta love Miss Bonnie's patterns!

So, there are all but a couple of my tops waiting patiently to be quilted.  The others need repair, etc.  I challenge other quilters out there to pull out their old tops and show them off!  Dig them out of the closets, bottom of the drawer, etc.  I showed mine, now show me yours. :)

1 comment:

  1. I have so many that it would take me weeks just to blog about them! Goes back all the way to 1994, that was 18 years ago! But the good news is, I recently bought a long arm, so I am hoping by the end of the year to have at least 1/2 of them quilted and in use.