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Don’t You Have Enough Quilts Already?

January 20, 2014
First finish of 2014

As a fairly prolific quilter, I’m asked regularly “Don’t you have enough quilts already!?”.  The answer is “yes”, but what has that got to do with it?  Quilting is my art.  No one would ever ask a painter if they had didn’t already have enough paintings, or a potter if they hadn’t already created enough pots, or a sculptor if they hadn’t already created quite a few pieces.  There is something about quilting and the product of the art form, (and I think it is because they’re so very practical unlike most art) that evokes this question from people.

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Well folks, this is my art, and probably while I’m alive – God willing – I’ll be creating quilts, quilts, and more quilts!  Thankfully my sweet husband is hugely supportive.  He suggested years ago that I buy a Bernina since I needed good equipment, and last night, as I was putting the last few stitches on the binding of this quilt, he wanted to know what my next quilt project would be.

I’ve said it before, but quilting is the one craft that I’ve found where I love every aspect along the way (okay, perhaps not the pin basting), and then love love love the product that I get at the end.

I’ve got a lot more quilts in me, can’t wait to get started on the next one!

May your spool be endless,

-Letty

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2014 9:58 am

    Fun post Letty! And, you are so right…why do people always ask this? I love your scalloped border on this quilt…maybe I’ll be bold and give this a try sometime! Can’t wait to see what you’re into next! BTW…sweet husband ;o)

  2. farmquilter permalink
    January 20, 2014 10:03 am

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as too many quilts!!! Gee, I have about 40 waiting for me to quilt them!! Love the scalloped border on your quilt – I haven’t been bold enough to try this yet! Love your husband’s reaction!!!

  3. January 20, 2014 10:06 am

    Fantastic post and i totally agree! That’s a beautiful quilt and i love the scalloped border too!

  4. Johan Badenhorst permalink
    January 20, 2014 11:03 am

    You’re a star, so to speak, Letty. Best wishes to Pete!

  5. January 20, 2014 12:05 pm

    Another beauty, Letty! I for one am so happy to have your lovely quilts to inspire me. Now, if I could only find some of that energy that allows you to finish so many of the projects you start. Fortunately, my husband is kind enough not to ask me when I’m going to finish the UFOs as he sees me begin another new quilt :)

  6. January 20, 2014 1:17 pm

    It looks lovely!! And I totally agree with the ‘what has that got to do with it’-part !!

  7. January 20, 2014 1:42 pm

    Bravo and Encore, my dear! Could not have said it any better! Love the scalloped edge, by the way. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. January 20, 2014 4:33 pm

    Well said, Happy Quilting :)

  9. January 20, 2014 4:57 pm

    Love that quilt! There is no such thing as too many quilts. Nosiree. My hubby is the same way about my quilting.

    It’s going to be a great year!

  10. Connie Campbell permalink
    January 20, 2014 6:52 pm

    I feel the same way and have tons of quilts and projects, love them!!

  11. January 23, 2014 5:27 am

    I am not going to argue with you one bit! Your quilt is beautiful!!

  12. January 23, 2014 5:29 am

    Nice finish. I lover your scolloped edge. To many quilts that is just crazy talk. I would not know what to do with myself if I did not have sewing.

  13. January 23, 2014 4:22 pm

    Had to pop over to see this closer (from flickr). I love this quilt and can see it in many fabrics, that scalloped edge is the icing. I too have a supportive husband and it makes the craft that much sweeter :)

  14. January 27, 2014 3:14 pm

    I’ve been on a fabric diet all month. On Saturday I mentioned that I needed fabric to finish a quilt and would have to break my fabric diet. Darling Husband said that it doesn’t count as fabric if it’s for a quilt backing. Otherwise, no quilts would get finished while I was o. The fabric diet. Yay for understanding husbands!

  15. January 29, 2014 9:44 am

    Never enough! Beautiful quilt!

  16. January 29, 2014 12:43 pm

    Very pretty; love the scalloped edges. I think maybe you’re right about it being the practical nature of quilts that makes people say bullheaded things like that. Besides, it’s not like we keep them all ourselves! There’s a lot of people out there who need some quilt-y love.

  17. January 29, 2014 1:21 pm

    Beautiful quilt! Keep ‘em coming!

  18. CeLynn permalink
    January 30, 2014 11:08 am

    Too many quilts is not possible,you can never have too many! Beautiful scalloped edge.

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