Tuesday, April 15, 2008

how many quilts?


Monica left a question on my last post, "honestly, how many quilts do you have in your home?"

To that I say, what a good question. (I immediately went to count.)

I will give you the answer, but first, I thought it might be fun to let you guess.

I am counting baby quilts, lap quilts and bed quilts. Doll quilts and wall hangings were not included in the final tally. Only finished quilts are counted.

The person who guesses the closest or correctly will win this stack of 10 fat quarters.

No anonymous comments and only one guess per person please. Also, make sure that there is a way for me to contact you in the event that you should win.

My son said that the number was quite a surprise and I had to agree.
I'll close the contest sometime on Thursday.

Now give it your best shot! I can't wait to see what you guess.
edit: the contest is now closed.

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Cheryl A said...

Ooh, tough one. And there is good incentive, that's a gorgeous stack of fabric... That should be the next question: how big is your stash?

To the question at hand, my answer is 51.

Amy said...

I came out during the quilt-a-long (that I still haven't finished) and here I am again... my guess is 42. I am curious though - with 2 little ones in the house, how do you find TIME to get so much sewing done??? :-) amy

I AM said...

There have to be at least 37. Right, 37? Yup thats my guess

Dyan said...

I'm going to guess 54! :)

Stephanie said...

You give so many away that I'm guessing the surprise is how low the number is. I guess 12.

shannon said...

I'm going to guess 72.

Liana said...

I'm going to guess 26...

Dana said...

Probably way off here, but I'm going to go with 33. I've never been good at guessing numbers and would never make it to a showcase on the price is right. But it sounds like just enough to be a little crazy, but not enough for your family to be considering an intervention.

Kdatta said...

I'm going to guess 22... :o)

Kacy said...

I'll give it a shot...25! Although I know you've made millions more!!

Vera said...

I am going to guess 55.

http://www.myquiltblog.com/Vera/

Jessica said...

I really have no idea how you manage to get so much done - everytime I visit your blog I feel so *unproductive* :) Maybe as my kiddos get older....
Anyway, my guess is going to be 18

Artsy Momma said...

87 is my guess.

More the merry I say.

Linda said...

My guess is 65, huge number. I'll be interested to know what the final count actually is.

Gretchen said...

39.

Beautiful fat quarters!

Jacquie said...

I'm thinking you give many away...so how about 24?

stacieknits said...

Argh. All of my guesses were taken LOL. My guess will be 27.

Ana said...

12?

Teri in CO said...

I'm guessing 44...

Allison Fouse said...

My guess is 13. =)

scraphappy said...

13 is my guess. Enough for each bed and a few to snuggle. I think you gifted the rest

jerlorob@chartermi.net said...

My first guess was taken but now I am sure the count is 56!!!!

Lois

bethmorgan said...

My guess is 68!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Ok if you are anything like me you have A LOT. I probably have (yikes!) 70. So I'll guess maybe you have more than me so I'll say 82.

Jen said...

I'm going to go ridiculously high and say 86.

Roxanne said...

I had a very elaborate equation going in my head...the years you've been quilting times a constant progression of quilts per year divided by the percentage you give away...alright I'm confused now. I say 23. I hope no one else said that, I lost track of that too. :)

Nichole said...

35 is my guess. :)

Tracy said...

I am always impressed with how quick you can do one so I am guessing 40.

chook said...

oh well I have no idea lol
your quilts are beautiful I will say 7
hugs Beth

Beth said...

I'll guess 48.

froghair said...

I'm going to guess 19 (mostly because that quantity hasn't been claimed yet!).

Rebecca said...

My guess is 36.

The Taylors said...

I'm going to say 28

HobbyMommy said...

I'm going with 73... I think that number hasn't been guessed yet. Fun!!

Belinda said...

My guess is 28!

Kristy said...

Okay, someone already guessed my number before me so I'm going to change it and say 14. I'm guessing that you gave a lot away and that's why your son was surprised by the number you actually have, since you make so many. I'm anxious to see the real number because my initial thought was much higher, but then I thought you probably don't have all of them that you've made. Hmmmmm. So, my guess is 14. (If I win I'll send you my address.)

Lissa Jane said...

I am going to say 38, someone got in before me for the # I had thought of first (and the second and third #).. why 38? thats how old I'll be next month and I figure a quilt a year is achievable...

MeganZ said...

I'm guessing 42. Because it's usually the answer to anything. :)

Natalie said...

I am going to have to say 70!!! I have no idea but I think I would have that many if I had your talent.

Anina said...

My guess is 21.
I like the number 21.

Leah S said...

Let's go with 66. :)

Jen said...

I am the 42 commenter so I'm going to guess 42.

Cindy said...

I'm going to guess 47

carolyn CMB said...

i guess 8.

Mich said...

I'm going to go with 29.

Shaunab said...

I say 82. keep posting them. I love to see them.

Jen said...

Oooo...someone else said 42 already so I'm going to say *One Hundred* and Forty Two!

(I'm totally going to loose with this guess.)

Alisa said...

I'm guessing 43?

QuiltedSimple said...

I'm going with 31 - and they are all beautiful!!!

Kris

SandyQuilts said...

OK I'm going to say 10.

dot said...

My guess is 86. Sounds like a good number to me and they add quicker than one thinks.

Nikki Schreiner said...

Assuming you make a lot of quilts to give away and not to keep, I will guess 19.

Full of Heart said...

56 is one of my favorite numbers so that's my guess!

Calidore said...

Ohh I shall go out on a limb and say 99 - cause it always seems to me to be a number to aspire too...vbg. Love your quilts and I especially love the blue log cabin one - simply stunning.

shannon said...

My guess is 47. I absolutely love seeing the beautiful quilts you create. It is quite an inspiration. Shannon (shannon.godfrey@hotmail.com)

Karen said...

I am going to guess 75. I don't think I saw that number in the comments.

Jess said...

How about 35?

Malinda said...

Hmm....not really sure to guess high or low on this one...I'm going to say 32!

Dee said...

34 methinks!

Dee
x

coryshay said...

I love the raspberry lemonade one! Howabout 48?

nikki said...
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Sarah said...

I'd say 17.

nikki said...

oops, just read through the posts,
new answer: around 25 quilts
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Hi!
I'm going to guess around 43 quilts.
I can't even imagine how many you've made over the last eight years!!!
YEAH! I'm so inspired!!!
nikki

Danetta said...

hmmm how about 93?

Patty said...

Well, you always seem to give quilts away so I do not think you have very many in the house. So, my guess is going to be 13.

debbiejune said...

I say probably 78 quilts. You have quite a variety and keep a good record of them. Please let us see more.

Jessica said...

I'll guess 51.

Lina said...

Well I want to say 100s but I reckon you give most of them away, so I'll go for 30.

Kathie said...

57 is my guess...

quilterlee said...

I will guess 44. I agree that you give a great number away.

Lynn said...

Fun game! I'm guessing 15. Tax day.

Dj said...

I'm going to guess 66.

Andrea R said...

Since a couple of my guesses are taken, and you were really surpirsed, I'm going to go really low and guess FIVE.

Because you give most of 'em away. :D

Sami said...

I'll guess 64. You should do a photo shoot of all of them when you post the answer!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oy, lots of comments to read through! I would have guessed 8, but since someone took it, I will guess 7.

(I dont think you have a lot of old ones lying around. I havent made a lot, but I sure do have a lot of old ones lying around here.)

Denise said...

Hi Amaanda!
Well, here goes my guess... 63. I don't think anyone else guessed that number!

PS- I saw the stripped boxes at AJ's last weekend- they are so cute!

Amy said...

With 8 currently in progress - I would imagine you have piles on every surface! I know lots are gifts =) How about 47?!
It will be fun to know!!

Sami said...

Just posting one more time, since I made a typo in my URL in my original comment. Sorry! Still guessing 64.

Strawberry Cat said...

My gut said 36, but that seems to be taken. Do I need to go against my gut to pick one that hasn't been picked? If so, I pick 39. But for the record, 36 is what my belly said.

Em said...

I have to say 11... I know it sounds low... but that's my number and I'm sticking to it! I have no idea if someone else picked it - I can't sit and read through all of the comments tonight - trying really hard to get the quilt along quilt done! Great idea for the contest - I LOVE Those fat quarters!!!

Philigry said...

okay, my guess is 18. I know your cabinet is not full yet, and you are very generous, so i say 18.

Pat said...

My guess is 46.

Stephanie said...

66 is my guess :)

Nicole said...

Well all my guesses have been taken, but I didn't see a 49 in there. Maybe??? I know you give many away, but I still think you have plenty of quilts hanging out at home! :)

Thriftin and Craftin said...

I'll go crazy and guess 105! I know you quilt like crazy! Fun contest!

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

I give it a try and think 17!
Thanks for the fun, the FQ's are njammie!

Nichole said...

I guess 16 quilts. However many there are, thanks for sharing them with us. It is awfully inspiring to see your work and how much you get accomplished!
Nichole P.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Ooops sorry, 17 has been taken already ...
20???

Sylvia said...

My guess is 39.
Sylvia :)

Marcia said...

26 And, that's my final answer. (lol) Can't wait to find out the real answer.

Liz said...

The math teacher in me LOVES Roxanne's guess! 11 and 10 were taken so I am going with 9... You are very generous...

Dawn said...
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Julie Alvarez said...

I guess there are 100.

Dawn said...

I'm going to guess 16 :-)

mary amoveablefeast@mac.com said...

31 quilts

Shelli said...

I'm going to say 23, and that's a low ball guess, because I know you give a lot away....

Sherry said...

45 is my guess & no one has used that # yet.

I love your blog. . . .wish I could be half as productive as you are!!!

Jody said...

17.

I'm sure that's low ... I'd love to see the quilt you'd make with that beautiful fabric!

Alice Grace said...

My guess is 35. :-)

M said...

Hmmmmmm......I think 44.

Hope nobody said that yet :)

amy - directionally challenged said...

I'll guess 76 (only because that's how many trombones you need apparently - and it is the only number under 80 that hasn't been picked yet - LOL)

Thanks for such a fun contest!
Amy

kira said...

Holy cow that's a lot of comments! :) My guess is far more conservative ... 36?!? By the way ... are you still going to do the next quilt-a-long mentioned? I want to start stocking up if you do! :)

dizzyjadey said...

OMG, I'm a bit late to this one, but just off the cuff.....how about 29 quilts?......And please count me in for your next quilt-a-long. I need to chew up some of the stash.

Valerie said...

I guess 33. I hope I win!!!!

Stacy said...

Wow.
I'm going out on a limb, here, and guessing 103. Because I am the 103'd commenter and I'm thinking you have a TON because on your blog you show several quilts-in-progress a week, and you finish them all so quickly and *surely* you've not given ALL of those away?

And I hope I'm the closest because I want that stack of fat quarters! :)

~Stacy

Jane said...

Given all the categories you chose I will go for 123
No idea how long you have been quilting but when you add all the small ones it, it does mount up
ozjane@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

my guess is 32

Blakely said...

I'm guessing 109 because my guess and then my back up number were taken. I love every quilt you make. I also feel like a slacker compared to you. Keep up the good work.

Rachel said...

I'm going to say 97. I love that monocrohmatic quilt in the previous post!

littlelovebug said...

hmm... I'm going to guess 29. I don't know if that number has been taken yet, I got lost in all these comments. :-)

I really enjoy all your quilts...and for taking the time to answer an email or two from a stranger.

~Jen

Sarah said...

I'm guessing 28. I hope that hasn't been picked yet!

Frogdancer said...

I'm guessing 118. Because 18's my favourite number and that's been taken. I'm guessing that with doll quilts, etc the number should be fairly high...?

quayandco said...

Wow, you are such an inspiration! my belly says 54. I REALLY want that prize!

Karen said...

I'm going to say 23. I found 13 in my house and you seem to make quilts way more than I do!

Debi said...

I counted all of mine and I have 44, so this is my guess also.

Kieny said...

If you count only the ones in your home and not include the ones you have given away I say 26.

Vicki B said...

I think 43 will be my guess :-)

Kieny said...

Oh I just found out that Marcia allready picked that number. Well I guess I just stick with 26 since so many numbers are allready mentioned.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your so very productive...I am going to have a bit of a bash at 67...

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

How about 93. That sounds pretty crazy, but you are awfully prolific. I hope you are counting those that may be stored.

VERO said...

Hola Amandajean !! I think that you have 43 quilts . Hugs from Chile , Vero

crazyqsis said...

my guess is 104
Melisa

Kristin said...

I don't think 62 has been guessed, so that is my guess. whatever the number, it is a beautiful collection not to mention all that you have given away.

Tiffany said...

80!? My final answer. :)

--Tiffany

Jeanne said...

It's tough to find a number that hasn't been taken. I'll choose 41.

Crafty Lady said...

I'm guessing 7. Got to be a low number with how many you give away.

Linda said...

I'll guess 50! :0) I started counting the ones I could think of off the top of my head, and they started adding up pretty fast. Remember, it is how many quilts in the house.... I would guess there are some there that were made by others for you, too....

Paula said...

I didn't read any other comments, so I wouldn't be persuaded....I guess 63!

Brit said...

That is a lot of comments! I'm guessing 15 because the actual number of quilts in our house, is not very big, I tend to give most of them away.

Jamey said...

I'll guess 52 That is a lot, but you make great work!

melissa s. said...

I'll take 6 since I think it's low and that's the last low number that hasn't yet been guessed (i think!)

Shelley said...

I am going to say 62. And I love every single one of them.

Becky said...

I'll guess 32.

TraceyD said...

My guess is 20.

I was just thinking of a quilt with blue, that stack of fabric would be perfect to get me started.

I don't know how you find the time to make all these great quilts, you're my inspiration and I hope to do more this year.

Leslie said...

you have such beautiful quilts....i am going to guess 54!

May Britt said...

I'll give it a try and guess you have 101 quilts in your home. Counting small and big items.

Grammy Mac said...

My first guess was going to be 23, but at least 2 others have chosen that number, soooooooo, I'm going to guess 37. I hope it's lucky for me.

Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Karen

Reethi said...

Hmm. I know you give a ton of them away, so I think it will be a low number. 8. I'll guess 8.

Lily said...

Has anyone said an even 60 yet? Gosh, however many there are, I'm sure they're all gorgeous. If by some crazy chance I win that yummy stash of fabric, I'll send along my address. For a novice quilter like myself, you inspire me!

anuradha said...

I will go with 16!

Becky said...

ok. here is my go.... 29. i think that is enough. i am going to have to go and count mine now, very curious.

knit to unwind said...

I have seen so many completed quilts on your blog, and each one so beautifully made. As you give away quite a few too, my guess will be 25.

Made By Claire said...

It's hard trying to find a number that some one else hasn't chosen, so here goes... 27.
Good luck every one ^_^

Michelle Payne said...

Hmmm, so many picked already but I'll take 49 doesn't seem to be picked from all the post I read so far.

Ashley~Meow said...

It is possible that you have only a few and then it is possible that you have a ton both being used and being stored...I will go with 39.

Justine said...

79.

Mary said...

My guess is 89. Wallhangings and table runners done't take up much space. I like the suggestion of a photo slide show with the answer!

Darn and the word verification gave me an order. IT was DIETS

LOL

Dispersa said...

147

Patty said...

39

seemownay said...

My guess ist 16 - I am really looking forward to the real number.

Tessa said...

I think 52!

mariarrosa said...

I'll say 23, but only because it is my lucky number, I'm afraid I couldn't guess.

littlebitsnpieces.typepad.com said...

I'm guessing 42.

shanna said...

delurking to guess 94

blessed speedy said...

62?????????

b_ildikó said...

Perhaps 31?

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh my gosh, what is an amazing amount?????
74 ???

Lori Kay said...

this is fun. I'll guess 57.

Tine said...

22

I have no idea if this number is taken.... Hopefully not :-)

Oiyi said...

35!

Caron said...

92 popped into my head, don't know why, but I'm sticking with it!

Caron in Michigan
http://blog.caronmosey.com

The Calico Cat said...

Off the top of my head, I have about 31 sitting around my house, so that is my guess for you.

Margeeth said...

This is fun. I think I have to start counting my quilts to, that might be interesting. And then there is the difference between quilts made and quilts in the house too.
Anyway, I am a relatively new visitor to your blog, so can't make an educated guess but if your blog title says anything I say:

146

Marília Gaspar said...

i'll guess 61.
this was a good idea!

Heather said...

75 sounds like a surprising amount - yet achievable at the rate you finish quilts.

Helen said...

With 165 comments already, I doubt teh number I choose will be available! I'm going to say 37!

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

My guess is 25 ... there's a lot that you've made to give away.

Allison said...

My guess is 101.

Linda said...

I'm going to guess that the number is 27. You make so many, but you also give so many of them away.

Keep stitching, I love to see your work. How you manage it with kids in the house is beyond me!

Beth said...

I've been wondering how many quilts you have, too. Can't wait to find out how many it is. I'm going to guess 73. That's probably too high, but it's the number that popped into my head. :)

Stacey, Mike & las cinco chicas locas said...

How about 18---

Stephanie said...

53?

Hip Mama Crafts said...

29? You'd think I'd have a better idea-but I don't!

house on hill road said...

certainly less than the number of comments!

i was going to say 22, but that is taken so i'm not guessing. i'm sure i will be surprised - i think you give a lot of them away.

Erin said...

I guess 9.

flynd said...

I'll go the Price-Is-Right route and vote 1.

Pat said...

I'm commenter #176 but I think you have 46 quilts in your home :)

makerbee said...

I'm gonna guess 76.

Thimbleanna said...

This is CRAZY! Oh, so appropriate for CRAZY Mom Quilts LOL!

Suzan said...

OK...my guess is 52. How I came up with that number I will never know!!

denitza said...

I'm going to say 19, right?!?!:)
Love your blog!

Rachael Adele said...

I guess 26.

Pat (Riker) said...

I'm going to say 33.....because while you have made many more than that, I'm sure, I am also thinking many of them were given away and not kept by you.....and I'm thinking you mean for us to guess how many completed quilts you actually have kept at your house and have there now.

sewstylish said...

HMM I'm going to say 45 can't wait to see what the final count is.

Sharla said...

I'm going to say 55!

Blogful said...

39 and all of them beautiful! I just love the colors you choose.

Make and Takes said...

I think it is easily higher than we all think. And I don't think we are including all the ones not in your home, then it would be quadruple this number!

I say 37.

I can't wait to find out.

knottygnome said...

i think that all of the numbers under 100 have been taken. i'll make my true guess and say 9.

Emily and Frank said...

I'm going with 24.

Kristi said...

hmm- tough one. 51?

Cara said...

LOL!! This is fun! I figure even though I am new to your blog I will make a guess since I love blue fabric...my guess is 58...I had to go through all 184 comments and make sure my guess was not taken! But yes 58 is my final answer! Can't wait to actually know the number!
I also have small children but i am amazed at how much more you get done (what's your secret :) ) Beautiful quilts by the way!

country mouse said...

Ummm... I'm gonna guess 34. :cD

upstateLisa said...

Gee Amanda, You have quite a following!! I mean you all ready have 192 commments/guesses. Mine is 45.

Rory said...

I lost track of all the guesses, but I say 38....purely because I don't remember that number yet.

Meg said...

Wow! I scrolled down to the bottom as fast as I could because I wanted to keep my guess "pure." I really have no idea--and this being comment #195, I'm sure someone has already guessed it. That said, I'll go with my age: 37.

I've been lurking for a while--I love your work!

Mary Sarah said...

I'll say 32. I know you've made a ton and given them away ... I love your blog!

Tittei said...

I am certain you have only 19 quilts in your home.

The Christensons said...

i quit looking what everyone else said cause my eyes got blurry with all the comments so if 39 isnt already guessed then that's my guess! i love what you do!

driftwood said...

there are any numbers left! I'll try 69 I don't think that's been picked!

Andy said...

71 is my guess. Although if I had 71 quilts, I have no idea where I'd put them all! I'm very interested to see what the official count is.
--andy

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