Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tops galore

Since I have been on a mission lately to complete UFO's, my battered old trunk is becoming too full to store any more tops along with their backings.  Plus, you know the old saying:  out-of-sight, out-of-mind. 

It was time to take stock of what was in there since it has been a while since it was last opened.  When we moved, everything remained inside the trunk. 

So, what do we have?   The tops were sorted into seasons.

First, there is a (twin-size) petal plate top and a (queen size) basket top.  These will be lovely for the spring/summer.
 
These two (full size) tops are perfect for Xmas and the one on the left for Canada Day next year. 
 These are definitely for fall/winter (left is queen size and the other is full size).
 My latest (queen size) completed top will be perfect for late summer into fall.
So, which one do I work on next after I finish these two? 

Since Xmas is slowly creeping up on us, I'm thinking of the red/green tops to finish and to hang them up for our first Xmas in our new home.
Oh decisions, decisions.  Also, do I hand quilt them all or machine quilt a couple of them myself or send a few to a LAer?  Ugh!  On the positive side .... I will be enjoying some of these quilts soon.

Have a great day!

20 comments:

ladibug said...

I vote send them to a Longarmer
and hand quilt something much smaller
one for christmas and one for the spring
fla ladibug

ginaquilts said...

I love your quilt tops! Wow! I'd like to get started on piecing each and every one of them. What inspiration!

Fischtown Lady said...

Wouh, so wonderful tops. I love them, all.

dortha said...

Love your quilt tops. I love scrap quilts. I have a lot of tops. Thanks for sharing your pictures of your beautiful tops.

Barb said...

nice quilts!
Love the Christmas ones

julieQ said...

Such a lovely bunch of tops!! I am especially enamored with the basket one with the applique...yum!!

Karen said...

Tops take up less space for storing. That's my idea for having so many. You have some really pretty quilt tops waiting for attention. Love the basket quilt.

Manuela said...

Wow! Wonderful Tops.
I like them, all!

Greetings Manuela

Wendy said...

It must be difficult to choose from so many wonderful quilts. Can't wait to see which one you start with first. The long arm is faster.

Dolores said...

Gorgeous quilts to work on whichever ones you choose.

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG so many to do.....I think you need to do a mix here.......to many hours of hand quilting........not sure where to start.....

Tina said...

Wow! All of your quilt tops are GORGEOUS!!! Love them all!

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh my! I wish I had that problem.

Quilter Kathy said...

Very tough decision... they are all spectacular.
I like the idea of finishing the Christmas one for your first Christmas in this home.
Is your oval hoop one that is on a stand or is it for your lap?

MARCIE said...

Beautiful quilts! I would send them to a quilter. You only have one life to live and wouldn't you rather be piecing? Save one to hand quilt and by the time you are done you will have several more!

Janet said...

Wow, what an awesome pile of tops, they're all so beautiful. Work out which ones you need to hand quilt and which ones would suit machine quilting.

Judy said...

Wow. What a great collection of quilt tops! The large/small pinwheel quilt is wonderful.

Karen said...

What a feast for the eyes!! You will have so much fun quilting these - they are all beautiful.

Embroidery designs said...

All of your quilt tops are GORGEOUS.You did great job :)

LuAnn said...

What a gorgeous display of quilt tops....I agree you will be happy the red and green pinwheels are finished for Christmas.