After I made my first quilt about 6 years ago
I started to make great plans for all of the new and wonderful quilts I could make. Then I found an old dirty double wedding ring quilt top at a flea market, and I just felt like I had to “save” it. Here it is after I quilted it.
Lots of hand quilting and lots of time went into it….it was only the second quilt I had done and I didn’t even have a thimble ( I used tape) or really know what I was doing but it worked.
After I finished that quilt I thought that there must be more of those quilt tops out there that needed me….and I found eBay….yikes!! so many!!! I started buying tops to “save”. At first I only wanted to buy those that didn’t need any extra work, just quilting. I collected quilt a few and quilted away….My quilt appraiser Shari sent me this picture
Superman “saving ‘ a quilt.
I guess it still is my mission to save quilt tops and make them into the completed quilts that they were always intended to be. I have to do some organizing and re-packing of some of the many quilt tops that I have. I can get about 15 completed tops in one of my storage containers (I just bought 6 new ones to fill) I have also started to collect blocks that I can make into tops, and tops that I will take apart and re-make and re-design …so does 200 sound like too many? Can I ever get all of them quilted? I don’t think it matters if I ever finish them all I just hope that some day someone will…and for now they are safely packed away waiting for their time to become quilts.
Here are some pictures of the contents of 2 storage containers ( I need to update the files because I see one of them has been quilted)…one container of tops and one container of blocks and unfinished tops (click pictures to enlarge)….doesn’t it make you want to start quilting?
I need to get to work!