After going to a quilt shop
in March, I decided to do
things a bit different.
Standing in line, I spoke to
two fellow quilters.
One had stated that she had 70
quilt tops that were competed,
but not quilted.
I felt the few that I had
in my room were getting out of hand
Like this one,
that had been sitting in
my sewing room, since September of 2014.
I absolutely love the quilt,
but why was a waiting to get it quilted?
I didn't want to end up with 70 quilt tops
laying in my sewing room.
(I have about 10, which is way more than enough)
Granted, I love quilting, but
the thought of having all those pieces
to be unfinished got me thinking about
it isn't really a quilt until it is all done.
I also had my Nutty Christmas quilt
in this pile of the unfinished.
Which dated back to last year
Another one, that I just love!!
I really didn't like the thought of
all of the labor that I did and would
love to share on my walls, beds,
or as gifts, but instead it was in a box,
or stuffed in a cupboard
and counted as one of the countless
Aren't quilts supposed to be used
After this little dilemma,
I decided that I was not
going to add anymore to my pile.
My favorite part of the whole
quilting process is designing
I am a ok quilter, but
I wanted to send these both off
to a professional.
finished my Koi Quilt, so I let her
have a hand at both of these and
I knew that she could do a
much better job than I
Let's just say,
I love them to pieces.
Every detail was just perfect.
I absolutely can't wait to have it
gracing my living room wall
next to our Christmas tree this year.
Then, there was my sewing room quilt.
She put so many adorable little details
in the quilting.
I absolutely love it as well.
So, no more having all
these pretty unfinished quilts laying
folded, and in the unfinished pile.
I would hate the thought of these
quilts that gave me joy in the creating,
not being used and enjoyed.
What a waste that would be!
I am sorry if I have hit a cord
with any of you that have those 70
quilt tops sitting around.
Why did you create them,
just so that they could gather dust,
fade, and not be loved?
So go and get those
lovelies all quilted up.
There is someone out there who
would just love one of the 70.
That someone just might be you!!