I've been asked a few times how many quilts I have made. To be honest I wasn't sure so I dragged them out and off beds and from the spots that I stash them and counted them up. There are 22 in this pile! I should have placed a small child next to the stack to give a bit of persective. I know there have been more that I have given away as baby gifts and some that I have sold on ebay - ones that I have made just to make them or use up some fabric that has been sitting in the stash for just too long.
I don't think of myself as a "quilter". Mostly I make quilts to do something with the emboderies I like to do in the evenings to wind down. With all the kids and work .... I really need to wind down. The quilts that are pieced I have made because I love the fabric and I wanted some in my collection. Maybe I should join a quilt group and confess to being one...
Its been only baby quilts or the first couple that I made have been hand quilted. Now I send all of the quilts off to be machine quilted because then I am happy to use them and wash them and not be too precious. With the amount of stitchery and applique in them, most need to be custom quilted too.
There are 3 quilts on the go at the moment. Leanne's House Ruth's Quilt, half pieced next to the sewing machine, the Lime and Soda quilt I started at Ballarat Patchwork last weekend, and my terrible confession ... the Seedpackets quilt by Bronwyn Hayes at Red Brolly that I did the stitcheries for maybe 2 years ago and I haven't put the borders on because I am going to use my left overs from the Ruth's Quilt and until that is finished I don't want to put into the scraps.
So there are a few more quilts left for show and tell. No sneak peek of Lucy's yet because it is still sitting at the dining table surround by auditioning fabric and a calculator.
Have a great weekend all! It's Matt's birthday tomorrow x Rachel