Friday, June 17, 2011

Six...and yes, we ARE counting :)

The other morning I was sitting at the breakfast table with my gorgeous girls, enthusiastically telling them about the stitching I had completed the night before. Lydia looked a little puzzled, and finally said, " Which quilt is that for again, Mummy?"

I told her the answer, and after pondering on that for a moment, she asked the question that every multi-tasking, bite-off-more-than-you-can-chew, queen-of-the-UFO quilter dreads.

"How many quilts are you actually making at the moment Mummy?"

Hmmmm...awkward. Let's count them, shall we?

There's A Gardeners Journal...

...which I really don't think should count, because the top is finished. It's currently at the quilters, but will require binding and a quilt label on it's return. OK...technically not finished. That's one.

There's my Tis The Season stitch-a-long quilt...

...I am currently cruising along, keeping up with the programmed number of blocks, and about halfway finished. That's two.

There's my Bliss quilt that I haven't really shared much about yet. I'm using a pattern from Camille Roskelley's Simplify book and a jelly roll of her fabric Bliss. It's a pieced quilt, and I'm probably about 1/3 of the way through piecing the blocks.

They are sitting on my desk at the moment.
That's three.

There's this quilt called A Farmers Daughter....

...which I'm using to practice my free motion quilting on. The top itself has been finished for years. I'm actually surprised that the quilting pins that are holding the top, backing and batting together haven't rusted :) I pulled this one out of my UFO pile earlier in the year, but found the quilting process a bit hot in the middle of summer....but now it's winter, so I probably have no excuses.

That's four.

Little Bluebirds...hmmmm.

I was going SO well on this one....and then got to the final border, and ran out of fabric. I'm about 30cm short. Hate that! This morning I have trawled the internet, made phone calls both locally and interstate, and have finally located the fabric I need (thank goodness!) so it will be making it's way across the country to me very soon. Completion may be imminent.

That's five.

And we all know the final one...A Family Gathering. I won't bore you with another photo of that today, but am currently working on my June blocks...I'll show you when they're done :)

That's six.

So...what's your number? Please share...I dare you!

TTFN xxx

P.S. I probably should clarify something. These are my current quilts...quilts that I have done some work on in the last 6 months or so. The real list of actual quilts-in-progress is WAY too scary to share LOL!


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a lovely group of quilts Susan!! Glad you found the fabric you were after. I only have one quilt on the go at the moment but am waiting on fabric for another one so will soon have two!

Lisa Leggett said...

Too funny Suz!! And just for the record, I think you're amazing!

I currently have two quit tops started, and another one about to start once the fabric gets here. It's part of a fabric swap, I'll have to tell you about it later. Then I have two more quilts in the "plotting" stage, and guess what! One of them is with Bliss as well!! I'm currently collecting the fabric, it's getting really hard to find over here, so I'm only left with eBay to find what I need, so I can only get a bit at a time... The other one in the plotting stage will be made with the hew Happy Zombie fabrics, but they haven't been released yet. Mh my gosh, that's really bad! I think that's 5 which makes me almost as crazy as you! Ah well, at least I'm in good company!

Janellybelly said...

Um, I think its 3...ish ;)

Chookyblue...... said...

well i'm not brave enough to answer this questions........but Fairy Girl has 2 quilts on the for herself and one for a baby cousin cot size..........

Tracey said...

Well I can say that I have two on the go but I have fabric for two more and would love to make another that I have found... but really why count, isn't it more about the fun you are having creating these beautiful projects.
And to think I have only just started to quilt LOL.
Love me :-)
PS its your fault I am so into this craft... and Linda is to blame too LOL>

Dmarie said...


Linda said...

Susan, they are nearly all finishwd, just think when they do get finished you will have nothing to do.???? Cant wait to see the bliss one.

Jill said...

Okay, my number is one. Well, I don't think it counts, because it was from a hand-quilting class I took over twenty years ago. It's the one and only quilt that I've ever attempted, and I don't even know where it is. (Mom's attic, maybe?) I guess my number is back to zero, and not in a good way.

And you thought you were the Queen-of-UFO's. :)

I've been discovering through you that today's quilting isn't what it use to be back in the 80's. Your colors, prints, and patterns are so fun and cheery!! If you all keep on posting these beautiful quilts, I may just have to break down and jump in! (Afterall, I have a rotary cutter now. he he)


Farm Girl said...

ummm..... I think I will have to dodge that final question...... could incriminate myself. All of your quilts are stunning and will all be finished one day!
The important thing is that we love what we do, right?? Or at least I keep telling myself that when I start something new. lol

Dmarie said...

these all look lovely, but I especially love the colors of the future Bliss quilt! I've never made a quilt, as I'm fortunate to have closets full of beautiful quilts my mom has made. But I do have some mung bean and alfalfa seeds waiting for me to try to sprout. That's my unfinished project!!