Saturday, November 01, 2008

the status of my quilt cupboard


45 quilts

this does not include the ones I have hanging on the walls (3)
or the ones that are on our beds (4)

just a side note, several of these are in use in our home at any given time. I rotate several of them periodically, especially the lap quilts.

69 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Your cupboard is almost full - what are you going to do when it is full? Love seeing all your quilts - what great inspiration!
Kris

Fiesta said...

They look lovely like that with just peeks of fabric showing. Like a magazine cover would.

Sandy said...

Wow! This is amazing. I never keep the stuff I make. I would like to have a cupboard like this someday!

Patty H. said...

How beautiful! And what about how many you have given away? What is your grand number of finished quilts?

aless.erre said...

Great...It's soo amazing...I'm gelous.
Ciao from Italy

BrendaS said...

impressive.

the Campfollower said...

That is so lovely! I was thinking about you this morning and what you do with your quilts...thank you for easing my curiousity. I need to take a picture of mine too. You are such an inspiration.

pratima said...

They look so yummy, all stacked up :)

CAB said...

Wow, how wonderful - what sizes are they mostly?

Also, what is your recommendation for a good size of a baby quilt?

Noodles said...

Talk about some busy stitching! I can't wait for mine to look that way, too!!

Leslie said...

that looks stunning...and cozy and wonderful

amandajean said...

cab,

most of them are probably lap size
and all of the ones on the bottom are baby, so they would be the second most plentiful.

amandajean said...

patty h.

I don't know how many of them I have given away, but I have made about 80 quilts now, baby size or larger.

aj

Jessica said...

Your quilt cupboard is quite impressive! My closet full of quilts does not look that inviting!

amandajean said...

cab,

I forgot to answer your second question....I think standard baby size quilt is 45" x 60", but you can make it any size you would like. personally, I wouldn't go much smaller than 36" square.

aj

PunkiePie said...

I have zero quilts done. Looks like I better get cracking!

Jen :)

Erika said...

My goodnes! I envy you. all those quilts. That is the number one goal for the next year, to make several quilts for my home. Good job

Jackie said...

Love it!! Simply love it!

nettie said...

a stack of quilts is definitely one of my favorite things!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What lovely quilts!! It must be lovely having the perfect quilt for each occasion. They look gorgeous all stacked up together.

Michelle said...

You impress me! I'd like tpo say I'm inspired, but sometimes I have to be honest and say that I'm just lazy and jealous! lol No, really, you DO inspire me!

Tricia said...

What an amazing picture! Thank you so much for inspiring us all out here in Blogland! I showed the picture to my kids and they told me that I need to pick up the pace!
Tricia

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wow, they look so nice and neat sitting in that cupboard. I wanted to invite you to visit my blog and enter the giveaway I have going on.
Teresa

Lissa Jane said...

how lovely they all look in your cupboard and great to hear they are used!

i have been refolding fabric this morning, had a cutting frenzy last weekend and it looks like a fabric bomb went off!!

W. Latane Barton said...

What a great collection of quilts. You have been one busy lady.

Sarah said...

I'd love to see each one. They look beautiful all together, and I can tell each is gorgeous!

MichelleB said...

I love them! It's so nice to know that I can make a bunch and keep them. They can always be used.

Mama Urchin said...

45? Wow that's impressive.

Candace said...

It's amazing how a stack of quilts can just make you feel happy.

sulu-design said...

Not only do I love your quilting, but I love your neat stacking! A girl after my own heart...

G'G'ma said...

What a beautiful cabinet of quilts. You are an inspiration to young and old quilters. Thank you.

Threeundertwo said...

That looks so beautiful! You are inspiring me. I'm going to tidy my cupboard. I don't have nearly that many however!

Lucky Me! said...

That is VERY impressive! I still have mine on beds and on 2 quilt racks in my house. I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old and my quilting had been pushed to the side for a while. Since I have found your blog, you have motivated me to get quiltimg again. Thanks so much. You are an inspiration.

Kristin said...

I just love that. I love blankets! I hope to someday have a cabinet full of quilts as lovely as yours.

Tine said...

They look so wonderful all together and folded up :-)

Michaela said...

Wow, what a stash... I seriosly need to start making some quilts for me. So far most was gifted and I am left just with the photos.
I dream about cupboard full of quilts.

Hannah said...

Wow, can't wait til I have a cupboard like that. I guess I should get to work and finish the pile of quilts laying around.

nicolette said...

Lovely stash and lovely cupboard! You’ll need a new one very soon!
The stash makes me want to see them all unfolded!
80 quilts... you’re such a busy crazy mom and inspiration!

trelly said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwit's incredible.

Cris said...

I admire you :O

sandra said...

wonderful!

Nanci said...

Lovely post as usual. Neat cupboard

Susan said...

Colorful and fun! And I love the touch of old photographs on top of your armoire!

amandasasikirana said...

I want a quilt cupboard too! Or wardrobe, or closet, or chest, or whatever!

It's wonderful to see all your quilts. I think you're going to need a new one soon if you're keep making quilts at this pace. ;p

Kris said...

Jealous! Guess I will have to get sewing!

Karen said...

Beautiful! As someone else mentioned, looks just like a pic in a magazine. Such treasures for your family to have and use!

Emily said...

Someday...I'll have a quilt cupboard that actually has quilts in it and not junk! :) I better get sewing!

Julianna said...

Delicious...I think I have 5!

Diane said...

What a glorious collection of quilts. I hope you occasionally rotate the way they are folded, as well.

Crazy Creek Quilts said...

The quilts look so pretty stacked in the cabinet. That's a whole lot of quilts, I'm jealous!

domoshar said...

I wish I have a similar cupboard one day!
It looks adorable!

Shannon said...

You are so my quilting hero:)

SuzyQSparkles said...

So. Are they always so tidy and neatly stacked? Or was this special for the camera? ;)

I always like the look of my linens when I finish folding and stacking them up, but, inevitably, with use, they tend to get skaddy-wampus!

Thanks for sharing your delightful cupboard!

SewAmy said...

I want a quilt cabinet.

lera said...

I'm jealous. Of your lovely quilt collection AND that cool green cupboard!

Abbie said...

WOW! how long did it take you to make 45 quilts? I'm so awe struck right now! i 'have lots of quilt tops....still waiting to be quilted. i'm trying to hold back from sending it out to be long-armed.
great storage area too! i love reading your blog!

Qubie said...

Wow this is a neat idea. I just have my extra quilts in the closet. They look great all stacked together.

Valerie said...

I am so impressed. These are beautiful Please tell me your secret. I have so much catching up to do with your quilt alongs and just can't get it all done. If I just didn't have to cook and clean1!! Do you ever sleep??

La casa nella prateria said...

Hi, I am a knitting/sewing mom and I would like to learn how to quilt. I've found you blog while looking for tutorials and inspiration, and I love it. You make gorgeous quilts!

Cindra said...

I am so envious of your cupboard and most especially the quilts in it.

amandajean said...

suzyqsparkles,

my quilts are like your linens. they start out nice and neat and eventually they get a little messy. but it's a JOY to fold and stack my quilts. :0)

aj

Blackbird Pie said...

I just had to leave a comment to say it's so nice to meet another Amanda Jean! The Jean in my name is after my grandmother.

Mrs. "M" said...

I mostly lurk :o) because I am really only a quilter "wanna be". Your post on doll quilts inspired me. I started one (my first ever) for my daughter and am now determined to finish it.
Anyway wanted to pop in and say I love your blog and learn so much from it.
Thanks

Katherine said...

Such riches! A testament to your talent, Amandajean. You are so inspiring.

serenitymeadow said...

Your little quilt cupboard is beautiful...a perfect display area for your fabulous quilt collection. You are so talented. You inspire me.

Linda said...

Lots of quilted goodness there!

Sherry said...

Your quilt cupboard is looking good! :)

Puppenkisterl said...

Oh my God - that's wonderful, really! It looks so neat and colorful - I'm inspired - hope I can start the one for our living room soon....

Rebekah said...

I adore your cabinet and need to start working more to create my own quilt cabinet :)