Friday, June 22, 2012

Why quilting is such a great hobby for me.

I find large quilts rewarding to make. However, my real love is making small (doll) quilts since I enjoy playing with color, prints and scraps. My reward comes more quickly!
Finished piecing this star quilt today and will hand quilt.

 I  used the ( Tri-Recs) ruler. The package comes with two pieces: one labeled " tri" and one labeled "rec." However, for this quilt, I used the "tri" ruler. Lots of triangles  in this pattern to cut out and this tool was a life saver!  

The last few days have been really hot (90+)---I'm back indoors. Fortunately, tomatoes etc. grow on their own!

Recently we were flipping channels on T.V. and came upon the program, " Hoarders". Later, while stitching ( small) quilt and viewing T.V.--- with broad smiles ( guess who) walked into media room with huge stack of small quilts. Without finding near all ( guess who) counted 76 (small) quilts and suggested title for " new" reality show! It's wonderful to have a (guess who) with sense of humor. My only question--do I really qualify  as " Quilt" hoarder?    






I think I will mosey outside to the garden and ponder suggestion of new reality show!

Chester says hello and hope you all have a delightful weekend!

Hugs, Carolyn

50 comments:

  1. Your quilts are beautiful! Eye candy of the best sort! Your garden is lovely as always.You are an inspiration...even if you a quilt hoarder! Have a great weekend!

    xx

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  2. I think you do have too many little quilts--at least that is too much cuteness for one dwelling place. I would be happy to relief you of some of your "hoard" so that your mind may rest easier on the subject. : )
    The quilts are very, very wonderful!

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  3. Most of your quilts are small so that doesn't count as hoarding. You don't have to walk on top of them do you to get to the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom? Not harding. I think your piles of little quilts looks wonderful.

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  4. Quilt hoarding is so different from the hoarders on the t.v. program. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Love your little quilts :)

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  5. Viewing all your small quilts is like a tiny peek into Heaven! All I see is treasure upon treasure - one great big pile of LOVE!
    And your garden grows lovlier all the time.
    Please keep the pictures coming!

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  6. This is my first time to visit your blog-oh my! I love seeing all the little quilts I love them all.
    Babs

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  7. I will tell you what - Since you do not want a label like hoarder I will help you out. You can send the little quilts with the cakestand blocks and of course any red, white and blue quilts and then the problem will be taken care of - love your quilts and gardens!

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  8. I think the proper title is "Professional Quilt Collector." What a beautiful parade of quilts. Remind guess who it's cheaper than therapy, but I think he appreciates you hobby and the beauty of the quilts; he has a good sense of humor.

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  9. I love your star quilt! And you're not a hoarder...you're a collector! :0)

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  10. I am going to take it as a personal challenge to make at least 76 quilts! And yes, quilts are cheaper than therapy (I think?) If you need to get rid of some, I'll be happpy to help out to. Just let me know, and I'll send you my address.

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  11. Oh I do love your new little stars quilt---the colors just POP. :) And yes, my dear, you DO qualify as a 'hoarder' soooooo I guess you better ship some of those quilts in my direction. :D I'm a hoarder, for sure, when it comes to books and fabrics, so bee it. :)

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  12. Your quilts and garden are beautiful

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  13. What a fun post, Caroline! Your quilts are beautiful and keep adding to your "collection" as often as you can. There are so many wonderful quilts out there to be made, so much gorgeous fabric to be purchased - it just keeps a girl busy! Again, a fun post!! PS Pretty garden, also. Carol

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  14. Just look at all of those lovely little quilts ! You are not a hoarder..... These little quilts will be used for generations to come. Your garden looks just wonderful . Hi Chester !

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  15. Great photos! Very pretty quilts! I love the Tri-Recs! I didn't know you could make those stars with it.

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  16. I agree with other commenters - definitely a collector!
    Love your star quilt. I have that ruler, but haven't used it. I do like using the companion ruler to make my hsts.
    Stay cool!

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  17. Dang it I added my comment to the incorrect post - LOL

    I love your collection of small quilts. I'd be happy to take at least one of your hands as I'm sure there are others that would do the same. LOL

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  18. I love that you have made so many little quilts. They are, indeed, a great place to play.
    No, you are not a hoarder--but I love the idea of a tv series about people who make lots of quilts!

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  19. It will be a hit for sure!!! Love all your quilts!!
    And the star quilt - WOW - another one that I would like to make!!! Always so enjoy your posts!! I'm a little behind in blogging as my internet was down for a spell - so catching up takes time! But I don't want to miss a thing!!

    Blessings

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  20. What a wonderful "collection". Your small quilts show a real diversity in styles and colors.

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  21. Carolyn, what a nice post! I love the small housses quilt and wil gonna start whit it today!!

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  22. Wow, Carolyn! You do have a nice collection of quilts!

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  23. loved seeing all you little quilts and I especially love the doll bed and wagon of dollies.
    I have made several little dollies like those, did you make them?

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  24. I agree with Betty Lou, much better than therapy : ). Love all of your little ones!

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  25. Your doll quilt displays are charming - I've always wanted an old trunk to fold up some of mine, and keep out. They are my true love, too ;)

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  26. I would call it " Love Quilts, so there """""" As
    I recall, someone, meaning YOU - did a count on some fish fly's, a certain gentleman had in your
    family..........remember that????????? Love ya,
    Carolyn...........you make life most interesting,
    and that's what it's all about........friend Donna. PS: each and every quilt you make, makes
    life a little sweeter, they were done with loving
    hand's, YOUR'S.............

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  27. Oh, your little quilts are so wonderful. The photos are great too. I wish I could take better photos of my quilts.

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  28. Hello Carolyn, I enjoyed your post....love all the little quilts you have made.....I have watched hoarders....I suppose we could also say that with our fabric stashes....grin...Warm Regards, O'faigh

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  29. I would call that a real achievement - not hoarding! Love your latest one, too. Love the variety in all your beautiful quilts.

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  30. Son mágicas... las cosas que haces... preciosas!!!
    saludos
    karumina

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  31. Beautiful collection. These are the ones that you've kept. How about the ones that you've given away. A true hoarder would not part with anything.

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  32. Oh, would I love to visit and see your small quilt collection! The pics look wonderful.

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  33. Beautiful collection and wonderful accessories to keep them company ;-)
    Maybe you need to make a 'trunk show' and send them out for a tour...better yet - travel with them!

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  34. So many awesome, would love to see them one by one.

    Kind regards,
    Marga♥

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  35. How many wonders can you do?!
    I envy your talent, you have hands of gold,
    very good! Thanks for your visits
    they make me very happy.
    Susy Love x

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  36. You can never have too many quilts! Look at what the lady did with her red and white quilt collection in NYC last year. Maybe someday you will be able to have a free display of all your little quilts, just as she did. I like your latest one very much.

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  37. Oh my dear Carolyn...your wee quilts are ever so lovely...and ever so precious! Wishing you many happy hours of peaceful stitches.
    My regards to Chester!
    With warm hugs...
    Judy x

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  38. You make lovely quilts. The small ones are so cute. An exhibition of all those would look really good.Put it in your mind!

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  39. great post I really loved seeing all your doll quilts in the pictures.
    oh my that doll bed and the scrappy quilt is just adorable, thanks for sharing...
    Kathie

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  40. Dear Carolyn, You have so many little doll-house quilts. The are Very, Very Nice!! And Chester, hy look so nice in the garden! Your new star-quilt it's great!! Thanks you visit my blog.
    It, so special for my!!!
    Have a nice week,
    Hugs, Hennie

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  41. Such beautiful little quilts! And that garden amazing!

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  42. Oh wow Carolyn, you made such a lot small quilts!! So wonderful. It's long ago I visited you because of our holidays. We had a marvelous time.
    Hugs from me from Holland.

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  43. Hi Carolyn,
    Every time I think of the word "hoarder" I see lots of clutter, disorganization, and even worse things, so you could NEVER qualify!! You are just so neat and organized and everything is always just lovely!!
    Perhaps "Collector" is a better description for you and truly describes all your beautiful quilts!! I would love to see that kind of show!!
    Happy Days to you my friend and to Chester!!
    Hugs~~
    Julie

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  44. Ohhh so many little quilts and all looks wonderfull. Did you know I never made a little quilt, but when I see these ... I think its time !!

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  45. I love all your little quilts, Carolyn. You have quite a collection and they look darling. They would fit right in around here too. I have been working on my dear jane this week....have done 5 blocks so far. :)

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  46. Greetings from a fellow Iowan!

    I have been thinking that I need to move on to small quilts just so I can make mall the quilts I want to make on my wish list. =)

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  47. Hi again, Carolyn!! I just love this post!! Came back for more inspiration!!! I've been on a "piecing frenzy" using up older yardage and scraps for baby/toddler quilts. I've been piecing simple shapes and loved seeing how you set 4 patches and 9 patches! Plus, thinking about making the star quilt in fall colors - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all your stuff!!!

    Blessings

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  48. I love your little quilt collection! You have something that is delightful! A real pleasure to look at. I am sure you had fun with each and every stitch. Enjoy your collection and be proud! :)

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  49. I hope I don`t get lost in all your comments but if you feel that you are hoarding those mini`s by all means I do have a place for them hear and they would never hear that word!!
    They are all just gorgeous!
    love your blog so glad you found us cause now I have found you

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  50. WOW,what a fabulous collection of little quilts!

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