Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I sewed and sewed and last night, at an hour when I should have been sleeping, I finished my Scrappy Star quilt top! Here it is on my bed - it isn't big enough for my queen bed, but it may find its way onto one of the kids' twin beds when it finally gets quilted.

While I was admiring the corners (thanks, everyone, for your design ideas!),

it brought to mind my Crossing Paths quilt

where I did something similar with the corners.

And do you notice the border fabric? It is the same in both quilts! Who knew? It is a fabric that I had lots of but didn't really like, so I thought I would use it for a border - twice, I guess. I'm nothing if not consistent, apparently.

Those quilts looked so nice on my bed, I thought I'd pull out my other bed-sized tops to daydream about having a quilt on my own bed one day. Here's the one I started quilting 3 years ago, intended for my own bed. Lots of quilting still to go.

I think I am planning to one day gift this one to my father-in-law; the rich colors remind me of him, as he is quite the colorful character.

And then there's my last finish, still a favorite.

And who can forget the enormous 100" X 100" big block quilt - it is so big that you can't even really see the design on my queen bed.

Once I had all these quilt tops piled up on my bed, it took all my willpower not to snuggle down underneath the lot of them, but instead I put them away, determined to actually get them quilted someday.

But first, there is my New Year's Eve challenge. I managed a few more blocks on my buzzsaw quilt

plus I received squishy mail from Cheryl with four more flannels to add to the mix. Thanks, Cheryl! They are already washed, and will become blocks very soon!

Well, it appears that I have lots of quilting to do, so I suppose I should get to it!


Becky said...

I loved them all, Erin!!! I have a bunch of tops too.....I am thinking I will not make a top until I get some of those done.....but, who am I kidding! :)

kwiltmakr said...

Beautiful quilts Erin.

Kathie said...

great quilts!
wow you have been busy!
congrats on finishing another one.
love the last finsihed quilt
thanks for sharing.

jan said...

WOW Erin, each and every one of them is fabulous. I am even more determined now to finish all my tops. What I shall do with them all then, I do have a few !!!! haha, is going to be a problem, a new house may be an idea!!
Love them all, want them all, lol Jan xx
ax the pond

Piece by Piece said...

Erin, all of your quilt tops of lovely, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful tops. I still have 3 that I need to finish. I think your scrapy star quilt is the same pattern as one of mine. I think someone called it sunny lane. If it is not the same...it is very similar. Get to work girl!

Angela said...

All your scrappy quilts are so beautiful, Erin! If you ever need a good home for one, you have my address... :o)
Congrats on the finish on the Scrappy Star quilt top! :o)

Nancy said...

You have quite a collection there! Great job on finishing the latest one - even earlier than necessary to take to our next show and tell. how to quilt them - that is the BIG question. I have an idea - a series of quilting bees in your new space! I bet you could get some takers anyway, if you are willing to have various hands on your quilts.

bingo~bonnie said...

Your Scrappy Stars turned out so nice!!! and funny how the same fabric you used in it was also one you had used in a similar way with another ;) Great Quilts both of them!

love the buzz saw too - I hope to start one of those one day... ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Quilter said...

Hi Erin, is the 100X100 quilt the same as the one Cheryl made? What is the pattern? All your quilts are so beautiful! Sam xox

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

WOW!! What an amazing collection of quilt tops. You have alot of quilting to do. Your designs of really different and I like them very much. I keep starting new projects and always have a few unfinished ones. Steph

Shirleymac said...

What beautiful quilts! You do great work. I love how the scrappy star turned out. You really need to get some of those other ones quilted. They're gorgeous.

cozy quilter said...

Hello! The scrappy star quilt with the pieced sashings is on my list of quilts to make, someday. A friend of mine made it and I just love it. I think your version is beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing all of your quilts. You can check my blog for the report on Quilt 'til you Wilt. It was a great day!