Sunday, November 2, 2014

Seven quilts to make

I'm making seven twin-bed sized quilts - yes, seven! A friend asked me to make them for her retreat center. She fell in love with my Scrappy Trip Around the World. Beyond that, I can do whatever I want! And there is no rush. It's still hard - I've never made a quilt to sell. I make quilts for family or friends that are like family and to donate. So this just feels weird.

There will be 3 quilts in each of two rooms and 1 quilt in a different room. 

I just took pictures in our yard on this cloudy, very cool day. Ray just finished mowing/mulching leaves. The wind is blowing so I'm just happy that the tops are somewhat flat! You can see some more leaves that have blown down also.

I think one room will have 3 scrappy quilts with borders.

The quilt that started it all is a Scrappy Trip Around the World. I began it at a summer retreat and decided to make it longer and added borders.

I had this scrappy quilt top in a pile waiting to be sandwiched. I decided it would work if I just added a border. So I did!

I actually have another scrappy quilts in the works. It's on the design wall but has a long ways to go.

The second room will have three  two-color quilts.

For the red and cream Disappearing Pinwheel, I used scraps from my stash. I began this quilt at Quilt Camp in September. It's pretty much all I worked on those few days!

I have a blue and white quilt started. It's almost a fourth done. I'm not sure what the third design will be yet.

That leaves one more quilt that I really haven't thought much about at all.

Four tops to go, 7 quilts to sandwich and quilt - Oh, yeah, it's a good thing I don't have a time limit!!!


  1. Very neat! Sounds like you have a great plan and are ahead of the game with a few of the quilts.

  2. You piece quilts much more quickly than I do! I attended 2 four-day retreats this summer and worked on piecing two different quilts at each retreat ... didn't come close to being able to complete the top. And I was diligent about keeping my nose to the grindstone (sewing machine - ha!).

    Nevertheless, 7 quilts is quite an undertaking ... adding borders will help speed up the process, and as in the case of two quilts you've added borders to so far, those borders will add to the quilts.

  3. Good luck getting all 7 quilts done! I can't wait to see them finished!

  4. You'll get them all done. Have fun with this project.



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