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    A twin bed size tied quilt.
    However, I'm 13 so I may someday be able to say, I've done 300+ quilts!

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    I've made 1 for myself, in the process of making another one for myself. The first one has never been on the bed-Christmas theme. I've probably donated over 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter101
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    A twin bed size tied quilt.
    However, I'm 13 so I may someday be able to say, I've done 300+ quilts!
    That is so wonderful that you get to start early. I know for sure you'll be able to make that 300+ quilts.

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    I have made NONE for myself.
    Can't remember how many I've made for others......

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    I keep saying "I'm making this quilt for myself" but for some reason it always seems to "find another home" Of course, my daughter is famous for saying, "I should always get the first one you make of any pattern!"

    I make one very special quilt each year. I find a war veteran and give it to him or her with a letter of THANK YOU FOR MY FREEDOM. Sometimes this veteran is someone I know, but most of the time it is a total stranger. No I don't do this on Veteran's Day. I just do this whenever I get the quilt done.

    I've donated quilts to the local battered woman's shelter and to the police and fire departments. I made and donated quilts to an organization called NEWBORNS IN NEED.

    As far as how many have I made? Sorry, I just don't count them anymore. As far as for myself? I'll get that accomplished one of these days.

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    I've made about 100 - have pictures of the ones I've given away in a scrapbook - consider quilts to be how I will be remembered when I'm gone. Most were wedding gifts, and many were baby gifts. My kids have several each - as do my grandchildren. I have 8 in my house - plus quilted covers for most of my cookbooks. My DH made great bookcases for our cookbooks that allow them to be displayed flat against the kitchen walls so the covers show. I'll take a picture some day (LOL - how many times have I made this promise?) and post it. We have an old Victorian farmhouse with a big kitchen and ample wall space. I overflowed from my original sewing room into my daughter's former room, so I have 2 sewing rooms - one where I sew and one with my stash and cutting table.

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    Ive made about 45 lap size and 3 bed size. I take pictures of all and who I gave them to.
    Also belong to a small group of women where we make quilts for soldiers who have come home from the war.
    300 quilts WOW. I will never get that far since just started quilting 4 yrs ago and just turned 69 yrs old.
    But I sure will try.

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    I started quilting many years ago but life got in my way. Sometimes I go over a year without making a quilt and since I've retired I'm more productive. I have pictures of 3/4 of them The closest count I've been able to come up with is 46 and I have three of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCL in FL
    I started quilting many years ago but life got in my way. Sometimes I go over a year without making a quilt and since I've retired I'm more productive. I have pictures of 3/4 of them The closest count I've been able to come up with is 46 and I have three of them.
    Thank you for sharing. I love the quilt on your Avatar. IS this one of the quilt that you have?

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    sew lulu: the quilt on the avitar is one I made for my sister. I have the first quilt I ever made, a sampler and one I had made for my parents 50th anniv it was a candlewicked one and a trip around the world. I do have plans to make one for me this year and some of the material cut out.But I also have plans to make two others so we'll see when my quilt gets done

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    Wow Sally!!! Over 300!!!

    I'll never reach that.

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    Wow!
    I've made 7 baby quilts, have 1 commissioned quilt in progress, and 3 baby quilts ready to be cut. I have the fabric for about 3 queen size also planned and ready to start. I have 3 WIPs, not including the commissioned quilt. I always put the "money quilt" first. I have NONE for me, but will be making a turning twenty for my bed and, of course, I will have the blue and white star quilt.

    I have a birthday block exchange going with my buddies here, and will have a queen quilt then.

    I've been quilting almost 3 years. Everything is done by hand.

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    Wow, most of you have such impressive 'vital statistics' ! :wink:

    Mine:

    Quilts for babies of my friends - 2
    Quilted cushion cover for my bed - 1
    Quilted window seat cover for my cats - 1
    UFO's - 3

    My excuse if I've only been quilting for 3 months! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
    Wow, most of you have such impressive 'vital statistics' ! :wink:

    Mine:

    Quilts for babies of my friends - 2
    Quilted cushion cover for my bed - 1
    Quilted window seat cover for my cats - 1
    UFO's - 3

    My excuse if I've only been quilting for 3 months! :D
    Mary,
    That's very impressive for someone quilting for only 3 months!!!

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    I only wish that I had recorded all of the quilts that I've made. Now that probably sounds very impressive, but it's really not. Many of them were whole-cloth and tied. But my first -- I taught at an elementary school (first grade) and some of the staff member there were quilters. One of them suggested that we make friendship quilts -- each of us would make a block for each of the participants. We would share our blocks and put them into a quilt for ourselves. When I look at the block that I made I am so embarrassed. It is well made, but at the time I didn't even know that blocks had names, etc. I put together this 9-patch that kinda looked like a churndash, but it really wasn't. :? Anyway, I made my quilt and hand-quilted it. I've tried my hand at a lot of different techniques, but really enjoy strip piecing and putting together traditional blocks. I'll never be able to get all the quilts in "my head" done in this lifetime.

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    Man...I'm not sure how many quilts I have made. I have tried, lately to take pictures of them but... I have 13 hanging around the house, my daughters have 3, I have donated at least 17, given at least 5 baby quilts, made 12 for family members, given away about 13 (could be more) wedding gift quilts, also gave several (6or7) of my kid's friends large lap size quilts for taking care of our pets This does not include any of the almost finished (only need quilting) UFO's I have sitting on my sons bed, there are 5 of those, or the 5 more tops that have not gotten their borders yet. I have also made about 40 pieced and quilted place mats.... Ok, that's enough counting for now.

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    Wow, some of you have made so many quilts and 300 seems to be the record of known quilts so far.

    Well I am not going to beat that one I know for sure.

    My record to date:
    1 Baby quilt
    3 Wall Hangings
    1 Quilt for GD just finished picture coming soon
    1 Quilt for my Daughter got a couple more days to finish

    Not made any for myself but am in the Star Block Swap (12 Stars) which I intend to keep for myself thats special and also in the International Round Robin and I will be keeping that for myself as thats really special as well.
    Been quilting for 1 year now, so not bad I suppose.

    Elle

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