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Hi! I'm Kelli. *hand waving*
Welcome to my stop on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks blog hop! My block is on page 47 and is called Quilty Question. For obvious reasons. ;)
It all started a few years ago when I wanted to make my nephew a punctuation quilt, (I have this thing for punctuation) so I started trying to figure out which punctuation marks to include.
I had no idea that in the future, a few of them would be revamped and appear in Quiltmaker!
The first to appear was "And Sew On", and the second one to appear was "You've Got Mail". :) And now there's a third in the mix in the form of a Quilty Question. I even had the perfect fabric (called Writer's Block by IOTA/Robert Kauffman) for it, which I've had for a few years because it didn't make the final cut to be in the Jack Attack quilt I made as part of Lily's Quilts Union Jack quilt along.
I like it as a question mark. :)
If this is your first time here, I hope you'll have a look around, and come back and visit anytime! If you've been here before,welcome back! As always, no Quiltmaker blog hop post is complete without giveaway, so if you'll leave me a comment that includes your email address and the answer to the following quilty question, I'll pick TWO winners on Thanksgiving Day. :) One will receive a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol. 14, and one will receive a copy of this 100 blocks issue PLUS a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.
Here's the question: How many quilts do you have in your house right now? (estimate is fine) ;)
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit all of the other stops along the hop!
P.S. Check out the Minecraft Mondays button up there in the left sidebar if you're looking for a Christmas quilt for any young Minecraft fans in your life. :) It will take you to the sew along page where you'll find lots of free tutorials for all of the blocks. They are beginner friendly and super quick and easy to stitch up.
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I've been quilting since the early 70s, so who knows? 200? However, the quilt I've made that has been the most well received is the minecraft quilt I made for my grandson this summer. He loves. loves it. I made the dragon for the back along with some extra blocks I also made him a pillowcase with more blocks. He would not let me include the spider block because his mom doesn't like spiders. I think he also does not, but I have the block on my design wall to greet me when I come into my sewing room.....
I am new to quilting - still finding my way around all of the "I wants", "I have to haves" and "I loves". So I only have two. But I just know there are many more in my future. I see several more bucket list additions in just the first two days of this tour. Kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet
Well lets start with the Beds.... MBR has 2, Guest room 3(lighter quilts), Futon has 1 as a pad and 2 on top. Bedroom walls 5, Living room 2 full size and 2 wall., Dining room 3 wall hangings, 6 table runners on the back of the chairs. Storage in guest room 14 assorted baby quilts to king size in suckey bags. Shelves in linen closet 4 large. Shelves in MBR 8.
I know I missed some.... and then there are the WIPs in the work room but we do not want to go there
congratulations. such a fun block. I love the fabric you used.
right now I have 3 handmade quilts from my grandmother. one of them has pieces of my clothes when I was young. 1 handmade quilt from my mother. 1 handmade quilt from my great aunt. 1 store bought quilt that my husband and I got when we fist got married. 1 flimsy baby quilt that I am making for a niece. I tend to make and give away. I really need to make one for our bed. the other is 33 yrs. old and really has seen a lot of love, but is getting raggy.
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net
Hi, Kelly. Congratulations!! And I love the fabric!! So cute and appropriate. In my home there are approximately 20-25 quilts. I have so many that my mom and grandmother made that are put up but I (bad girl) haven't taken them down and refolded them in a long while. My husband just bought me a piece of furniture at the International Quilt Festival in Houston to store my quilts in so as soon as I get that set up, I plan to put those in it. Then I have the few quilts I have made that have stayed with me and my hubby that are hanging on an old ladder and on beds and that's not counting the multiples of UFOs.
i, Kelly. Congratulations!! And I love the fabric!! So cute and appropriate. In my home there are approximately 20-25 quilts. I have so many that my mom and grandmother made that are put up but I (bad girl) haven't taken them down and refolded them in a long while. My husband just bought me a piece of furniture at the International Quilt Festival in Houston to store my quilts in so as soon as I get that set up, I plan to put those in it. Then I have the few quilts I have made that have stayed with me and my hubby that are hanging on an old ladder and on beds and that's not counting the multiples of UFOs.
At least 15 or 20, many in the cut ready to piece stage, some are ready to be quilted.. the count is higher.. much higher.. if you want to include none quilt items - like pillows, placemats, tree skirt, wasplike hangings.. only 3 quilts on the couch finished and being used regularly..
Considering only completed quilts (not WIPs), I would say we have 20. The oldest is likely the log cabin quilt, made by my sweetheart's grandma. His family always used it when they watched tv or snuggled up to read, so it's pretty much "loved to death" and I think I need to get busy making a new generation version. Perhaps the first quilt for 2017?
OOOH! Hard question. I suppose about 150 if I include all the small wallhangings and little art quilts. I just destashed and gave about 12 full to lap sized quilts to my daughter. I really like the punctuation mark blocks...such a clever idea!!
Those are such cute blocks! You know I love your patterns! ;) Between bed quilts, baby quilts, doll quilts and wall hangings, I think I have around 30 quilts in my house. Enough to pile them up and pretend I'm the Princess and the pea. :D mamamel78 at hotmail dot com
Hi Kelli--Read your post last night before bed (there were no comments then!) and so had to count this morning! Right now there are 79 quilts in my house, plus about a dozen tablerunners! However, three are about to leave (gifts). And I think I only have about a dozen tops that need quilting---we are NOT even going to think about WIPs!
Thanks for the generous giveaway
I am assuming you mean finished quilts in use! So, about three on each bed and two on each chair and sofa . . . about 26.
We should stay warm this winter!
(ps -- I gave my grandson his minecraft quilt last weekend and he LOVES it!)
Long time no hear from, sweet bloggy friend. Wow, 3 different blocks over the issues. I think I have a whopping 2 issues, so far. I did use one a while back, for a block exchange I was in. Hmmm.... I have probably 50+ quilts, of different sizes, maybe more (probably more). Most are quilts that someone else has made. I seldom get to keep any of my quilts, other than some mini's. email@example.com (since wordpress and blogger don't play well with each other).
Kelli, since you didn't say quilts in progress I'm only counting the finished ones that waiting to be delivered... I see five from where I'm sitting right now.... thank you... I like the idea of punctuation as a type of literacy quilt...
Your question mark is great! My daughter is going to be an English teacher and punctuation marks would be a really cute idea for her!
I only have two quilts and they aren't even ones that I made. I just learned how to quilt this year so only made baby quilts and one mini. They were all gifts except the mini. Hope to make some for me eventually!
Love the punctuation blocks, great idea.... the question mark could be used in so many places. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure that there are over 100 quilts in my house. I have a bed in my studio and it has close to 60 quilts laying on it. There are quilts on all the walls. I love to change them by the season.
Completed? In progress? Unjoined pieces? I think there are 5 or 6 antique quilts, 1 finished twin sized, possibly a couple of decrepit ones, and my squares for the first Craftsy Block of the month quilt. Actually, I usually give away my handmade projects so would have very little in my home.
Love the material for the block--perfect choice!
A question mark, what a fun block that could raise many questions, Your block really intrigues me. I really like it. I can see myself making it for someone special. I thank you for sharing your block and your talent. I have lots of quilts around...both finished and unfinished...so your question is a good one. I think there are about 20 that are done, about five that are in daily use and many that are still in the mind. Now I have to question that question.
How fun to read about your punctuation theme! I so enjoy stopping by and reading all the blogs on the hop :o) My block, Order in the Court, is also in Volume 14, so no need to include me in your drawings, I just wanted to stop by and say, "Hi!"
Your question made me chuckle -- it would take way too long to count! Quilts are everywhere. I surely have over 50 in my house. I expect to have about 10 less after the Christmas gifts are given out. Then it will be time to make more!
jklmengland at windstream dot net
Counting 10 quickly that are finished and in use, and no clue how many are awaiting completion and projects sitting and waiting their turn; may be too afraid to count all of the UFOs! Possibly more than I can complete in my life time, HA! Just completed the Ender Dragon quilt back for the Minecraft quilt top....doing my best to complete for Christmas gifting....thanks so much for all you do and your fabulous designs.
Yikes! there is at least one on every bed (3), over a dozen mini's on my sewing room wall (12), almost a dozen on the living room walls (10), holiday quilts (6+), table toppers and runners (10+), some waiting for binding (3), some waiting for quilting (4), and a whole cabinet full waiting to given away someday as gifts (7+)...do I have to add them up?
saying to estimate the #of quilts just goes against the grain of getting to remember each one... and i don't even have that many in my house! (: Off hand, I'm guessing 7 finished and we'll not guess at UFO's... Anyhow super fun to see that one of my previous favorite blocks (&) was also by you. I would never have thought to buy the punctuation fabric (looks like swearing to me), but in this block, it is perfect! locknessa @hotmail .com
Hi, Kelli! Congratulations on another great block!!
Does that include quilts in various stages of completion??!
If ONLY *completed* quilts, not that many, as they usually go out the door as gifts as soon as done!
I've only kept 2 quilts for me... I have 2 others in the house right now, waiting to be gifted....
(Quilts on design walls, and in various stages of completion???... Just six at the moment!)
Completed quilts? Probably around 15. If we add in the completed tops that are not quilted (and I just added one to that number tonight), then the number jumps to about 40+. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Love the Quilty Question Mark!
krseitz at earthlink dot net
I would guess about 20 tops that are done. I have another one ready to give as a December Xmas present. Another one being quilted and will soon be another Xmas present along with one for me for Christmas and currently working on a wall hanging for Christmas. I just love those Minecraft tutorials. Thank you for sharing these with all of us. Also, love your blocks and taking the time to be a part of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour as well as the chance to try and win.
Ok, I did not read any of the previous comments. . . I'm just answering your question as stated:
I don't know. LOL
Now, if you want to know about *completed quilts*. . .I would guess about 15 that are lap sized or bigger; about 6 that are table runner sized; and about 20 that are placemat/mug rug sized.
If you were asking about *all* quilts, including unfinished ones, my guess would have to be closer to 100. . . between the UFO's, PIG's, WIP's, and kits I think that number about covers it. LOL
Love the question mark block.
Have a lovely day,
I wouldn't even know how to answer that since the number changes all the time depending on what I am working on and what I am giving away. I work with the quilting group at my church and sometimes there are 12 - 15 quilts that are here to work on before they get sent out. I would guess that there are at least 20 quilts that are here for the longer haul - but they could be given away too. I love to make quilts - I just don't have the space to keep all the ones I make.
Looking at all of the other quilt counts, I am on the low side. We have 5 quilts, all for use on beds. One is for summer only (butterflies) and another for Christmas season (poinsettias). Both were made by my mother-in-law and given to us after she had them quilted. Since I am relatively new at this hobby, I don't have any of my completed ones here as they have all been gifts. I love your punctuation quilt, and to have such nifty fabric for the question mark is remarkable. Great idea!! firstname.lastname@example.org