Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Got tops?

Quilt tops that is! I have more than my fair share, that's for sure. I'm adding a few more after the last week or so of sewing too! I wanted to take the pictures on the grass, but it's sooo humid outside this morning, the grass is too WET! My camera lens kept fogging up the pictures seem a little cloudy to me. :/

The first one is a layer cake kit called "A Morris Tapestry." It was quick and easy to sew together, with nice results!
I also made a couple of baby/charity tops. I bought this Sock Monkey fabric a few months ago and have been wanting to try it with a pattern that didn't cut up the monkeys too much. I found this Quick Strippie pattern on MaryQuilts. I'll definitely be using this one again! I'll bind this one in brown too which I think will finish it off nicely.
Aren't those monkeys the cutest!!
The blocks for this patriotic star came from a birthday swap a couple years ago...I received just enough blocks back to make a good size toddler quilt.
The last one is a DNP made with I Spy charms...these charms also came from swaps years ago! I've made 3-4 quilts so far with these and still have a stack of charms. I used a black polka dot in the center square of the 9patch, but it doesn't stand out as much as I was hoping it would.
Speaking of those charms...this is what I have left and honestly, I'm done with them! LOL I'm going to do a quickie giveaway and if you've read this far, you are lucky enough to enter to win these! Disclaimer....I've picked through these for 3-4 quilts, which means I think I've taken the best ones out. :) What's left is the bottom of the barrel so to speak....but if you still want them, just leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a name later tonight. That stack of rectangles will be thrown in too! Good luck!

Happy Quilting!


  1. Hey, Michelle. Your putting the rest of us to shame - fabulous quilt tops! Do you have more hours in a day where you live? If so I really need to move.

  2. Your quilt tops are just awesome!

  3. What a hoot, Michelle!! You are being productive and creative and prolific and putting me to shame!! LOL I piddle a little at this, then that, and I'm not getting anything done this summer!! :-( As to the leftover charms....Bonnie Hunter would say you aren't cutting them small enough!! LOL Maybe one of us can do something with them...IF you are absolutely sure you are done! :-D
    Mary Lou

  4. I was reading this and thinking that that tapestry quilt would look awesome using some of the charm squares. I.d love to give that a try with the charms.

    Your sock monkey fabric is adorable! Great job on all of your finishes.

  5. I'd love to have the charms. I've been collecting I-Spy charms for a few months now to make a hexagon quilt.

  6. I would love to be included in your giveaway! I have been saving some of those type fabrics for charity quilts that I donate to the peditrician's office where my sister works.

    Speaking of quilt tops...I am ashamed to say that I have well over 30 tops that need to be quilted. I think when I got my frame back in 2009 I had 75. I quilted a bunch of them and of course kept sewing so that just added back to the pile!

    Have a wonderful day!

  7. I love your D9 I spy quilt! I am getting ready to make an I spy quilt and may use that layout. I'd love to win the squares! Jo Anna

  8. Your quilts are wonderful. You're certainly making more progress than most of us. I would love your rejected I Spy charms. I've been collecting to make a quilt for my granddaughter.

  9. Wow, Michelle, you are indeed prolific! That's the word always used to refer to the most productive member at quilt guild show and tells, and that's you!


Love hearing from my blog friends! I had to disable "Anonymous" comments though. Thanks for stopping by!!