Friday, March 23, 2012

Quilts, quilts, how many quilts?

In Celebration of National Quilting Day, I thought I would play a game similar to guessing how many jelly beans are in the jar. Instead  of jelly beans, it will be how many quilts are piled on my sewing room floor?
The contest is to see who can guess how many quilts/quilt tops are stacked in the pictures below.
First, let me tell you why my treasures are in such piles and the pictures are such bad quality.
I was leaving town when I found out that there was going to be someone working
 at the house
 in the room
where all these quilts were
displayed/stacked/stored.
 I quickly moved them all into my sewing room.

Stacks and rolls.. These are just some of the quilts I have made over the years. The ones that I do not want  to be used are rolled on a dowel rod or cardboard tube. These tubes are so handy to display in the corners of your home whether nothing else really "fits."
 If I did this when the kids were younger, they probably would have used these "tubes" as
battering rams or some sort of weapon, but I think the quilts are safe now.
Some antique ones in this stack. I use to have a bunch of antique ones but I started getting rid of those to make room for the ones I made and to have money to buy fabric.

Some oldies but goodies including the Ohio Star that was on my 29 year old sons' bed when he was little. The quilt was actually hand quilted and is very well loved.
There was a matching one on his brothers bed also. Who knows where that one is.

I don't even know how many quilts/quilt tops are here, but go ahead and guess. I will celebrate National Quilting Day by counting the quilts, refolding them and finding a new resting place for each of them. 
I am going to choose two winners at random that guessed the correct qty of quilts.
Prize 1

Prize 2
I will announce the winners March 30th. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you.

82 comments:

  1. I'll guess 40! Wow, there's a lot there!

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  2. My guess is 55. I will never catch up!

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  3. I am guessing 76. You have a lot of quilts! Looks like some really beautiful ones in there!.

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  4. Holy shnikes! I had a similar experience recently with my own quilts. I had forgotten how many I had.

    My guess...I'm going to say 75.

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  5. Eu vou de 135,é o que eu acho,não o que eu vejo.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  6. I'm going to guess 56. Thanks for the chance to win! Both of those books have been on my wish list!

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  7. This is a wild guess....129. Those are 2 awesome looking books that 2 lucky someones are going to win...I'm hoping to be one of them. I was one of Amanda Jean's pattern testers ....what fun!! Thanks for the chance Lissa.....have a great weekend.

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  8. My guess is 78 lovely quilts!

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  9. 96. that's A LOT! have fun folding! :)

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  10. I guess mmmmmmmm?.......84

    Rrregena@aol.com

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  11. Kristen SandersonMarch 23, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    I guess 58. Thanks for the giveaway! ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  12. Wow, so many beauties in your quilt stacks! How about 73?

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  13. Be nice to see some of these unfolded.I am going to guess 84

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  14. I'm going for 42. And everything I see is beautiful!

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  15. I'm going to guess 86. Wow, what beauties!!

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  16. I'm going to guess 52. The ones I can see are so pretty! Thanks for the chance to guess....

    Sandy A

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  17. WOW....That is amazing and inspiring!!! I'm going to say 83...keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  18. I'll guess 48. (I wish just one of those lovely quilts was part of the giveaway!!)

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  19. My guess is there are 63 quilts there.

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  20. I will give it a shot with 98. Thanks for the chance.

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  21. 47 just popped into my head. Are there 47?

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  22. I am going to say 150...mostly because I recently did some counting of my own and was shocked at how little space a lot of quilts really take when they are folded and rolled like that!

    Happy National Quilting Day!

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  23. Happy Quilting Day! While you're counting, I'm headed to G Street Fabrics with my quilting peeps to spend our Living Social coupons! We will think of you!

    Oh, and my guess is 53.

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  24. My guess is 72, have fun counting and folding!

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  25. My guess is 52. That is a lot of quilts. :-)

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  26. My guess is 81. Happy counting!

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  27. I'm going with 57...thanks for a chance to win - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  28. Well, Hmmmm, Ummmmm, *sigh*...*heavier sigh*...I'll guess, give me a moment to meditate here! Okay, how about, 93 ? I was going to guess more, but I'm thinkin you've gotten rid of a lot of them over the years, but still, there are lots of quilts there. Should I change the number? I really want one of those books, they both look wonderful, Hmmmmm, *sigh*. Well, this could go on forever, so, 93 it is. Thanks for a chance, albeit miniscule, still a chance. Hugs...

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  29. Hope you enjoy counting them. My guess is 59.

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  30. So I'm 54 so let that be my guess!

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  31. My guess...44. I just went with mt lucky number. Your quilts are wonderful!

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  32. Wow, I wish I had that many! I think there are 52 lovelies. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  33. ....and I thought I had a lot! ha ha ha!!! I will guess 55.
    http://dreamquiltcreate.blogspot.com

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  34. i'm guessing 53 quilts. love the pics!

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  35. I tried counting (that was a challenge!) and I think there are 54 quilts.

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  36. I'll guess 113. Beautiful quilts!

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  37. I'm guessing 53! Hope I'm right!

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  38. 116! That's a huge number, but I know from first-hand experience how quilts and tops can add up!

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  39. I'm going with 125. I hope I have a shot at Prize #2!

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  40. I'm guessing 41. Lots of great color in these quilts. Thanks!

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  41. Wow. Amazing quilts collection! I'm guessing 52 since I'm the number 52 commenter.
    Thanks!

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  42. How fun! I guess 75. Such a beautiful pile!

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  43. I guess 63.I'd like to did it too!
    thanks for the chance

    b.zanninelli@gmail.com

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  44. I'm going to guess my age, 49. Love those quilts. You aught to post pictures of them when you are done.

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  45. I'm going with 168...don't ask why!

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  46. I have no idea, but will guess 85.

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  47. I think there might be 32.
    You have alot of work to be proud of.

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  48. 66. Mostly because I like 6's today.

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  49. I'm guessing 72 quilts. What a job you have before you!

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  50. I am the 65th commenter and I was born in 1965, so I will say... 65! Quite a wonderful collection!

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  51. My guess is 85.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  52. I'm going to guess 57. Wow! What a lot of quilts! Have fun counting!
    Thanks for a chance to win! :)
    bcgeates at netbistro dot com

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  53. I hope 45 quilts!
    it's not easy at all trying to guess this number, wow you're such a great quilter for sure

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  54. I'm guessing 59 because -well, just because! That's a beautiful legacy that you have - you should be so proud!!

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  55. 159.....fingers crossed!

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  56. My guess is 42, since that is the answer to every question, including the meaning of life... Right? (I feel like I should give YOU a prize if you get the reference!)

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  57. Let's try 73. Have a great week!

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  58. 54

    ljhlaw{at}cableone{dot}net

    fingers crossed!

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  59. My guess is 32. I can hardly wait to see how many you really have.
    Sandy

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  60. ohhhh, i'm guessing 64. That can't possibly be all your quilts tho! I'm still loving my quilt ladders where my quilts are stored. I got the idea from YOU all those years ago.

    kcquiltr(at)gmail(dot)com

    me, me, call my name! please!!

    fun fun

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  61. I would say 101!
    dlchadd at surewest dot net

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  62. My guess is 43. They are amazing. It reminds me to refold my quilts ! Thanks for the Push !

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  63. I guess 101.My hubby served in the 101st, so I hope that is a lucky number. He also served in the 82nd, but I think there are more than that in those stacks!

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  64. 71 quilts in that colorful pile and all around the room

    Wish I could be there to help count!

    teresa_carstenshotmail.com

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