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 too...so 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!

9 comments:

  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.

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  2. Your quilt tops are just awesome!

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  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
    Blessings!
    Mary Lou

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!
    Kristie

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  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

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  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.

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  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!

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