Monday, January 9, 2012

A New Look Deserves a Giveaway!

On Saturday I cleaned the house and the studio needed some serious cleaning.  Dust dinosaurs had taken over the room.  Deep cleaning means moving furniture and since I created chaos with my cleaning I decided to rearrange a bit.  You wouldn't think there would be many possible arrangements in such a small room, but I was bound and determined to try something new.  I also needed to create some wall space for this new quilt, so moving my bulletin board turned into a whole new look.
 First I had to get some quilting done.  Around and around I quilted!

I quilted echoed wedges in the center and then quilted concentric circles on the colorwheel itself and out to the edges of the quilt.  That is some dizzying quilting!  The quilt finished at 60" x 60".
 I chose to do a ROYGBIV binding from shot cotttons and crossweaves.  I think the binding makes this quilt!

I think it's perfect hanging in the studio.  So inspirational!  Makes me never want to leave!!  Do you see my orange desk?  Yup, orange!  It's a steelcase desk that I found in a vintage store in my neighborhood and it makes a perfect cutting table. 

I think I can sew in this room!
So, let's have a little fun with this giveaway.  Kristin, of Sew Mama Sew, is offering a $20 gift certificate to one of my readers.  Sew Mama Sew has done so much for the sewing, quilting community with its fabulous blog and forum.  Thanks Sew Mama Sew!

I've made a lot of quilts in the four years since I started this blog.  I've given loads of quilts away, but I've kept some too.  Your job is to guess how many quilts I have in my apartment as of today.  Finished quilts only, tops don't count.  Only quilts made by me count and to qualify it has to be larger than 12 x 12!
First person who guesses the right number or comes the closest wins!

Have a great week everyone!
PS...I'll announce the winner on Wednesday.

199 comments:

Cherie said...

I'm going to guess 17!

Nancy said...

I going to guess 13...cause that's my lucky number...

Monica said...

beautiful.

Perfect.

Happy sewing.

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

29. :)

mjb said...

The guesses above are a lot lower than I was thinking! I'm going to say 59.

gill said...

I love your colour wheel quilt!

My guess is 21

twelfthzodiac said...

hmmm... 36?
Gorgeous sewing space & quilt, love the binding!

goecker said...

I'll say 68 - and good for you

Michelle said...

i'd say 23 :)

Bailey said...

38 quilts! Also I love your white sewing table, who makes it?

Señora H-B said...

87

Bridget said...

I'm thinking 32. Am I right?

Kristy said...

Wow! That is amazing! I could totally sew in there too! :) Gorgeous!

As for quilt numbers....hmmmm....27?

Katie said...

My first guess was taken, so I will go with 30. Lovely color wheel!

Mary Anne said...

My guess is 22...and that binding is amazing! The quilt is not too shabby either!

Sarah said...

Such an absolutely gorgeous sewing room - you are right - I would want to stay there all day too. Hmmm number of quilts? If they were mine, I wouldn't want to give ANY away! My guess is 19 :D

ktquilts said...

31. I know, not right at all, but I might as well give it a shot since I was going to tell you what a beautiful quilt you've made anyway!!

Debbie said...

43? And your new quilt looks fantastic! Definitely inspirational!

liberal sprinkles said...

I think... 24?

Sewn Seabee said...

I LOVE your color wheel! I have been wanting to make one for a lap quilt - this may be my inspiration!

I will take a guess too - 50 (my age :)

PS love your blog and your beautiful work!

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

I think 27!

Mayleen said...

37 quilts?

Hannah said...

I'm going to guess that you give most of your quilts away. I'll say you've only got 11 in your house right now.

badlandsquilts said...

I'm going to guess 17?! Love your sewing desk.

Mary P said...

39?

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I am guessing 12!

cakegirl said...

What a question! I am going to guess 21 just because it is my son's birthday. Thanks for a giveaway and hope you're enjoying Chicago.

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE that circular inspiration!

I am going to guess 28.

Meg said...

I'm going to guess 15!

True Blue Nana said...

I am going with 62. It seems like a lot but that's my guess

em's scrapbag said...

My guess is 33.

Joelle said...

I am sure you have more than I do- 19? They also probably look nicer.

Megan said...

Beautiful quilt and the binding is perfect! All of your quilts are so lovely I'd have a hard time parting with them, but I'll guess that you have 33.

Brenda said...

My guess is 29.

Elle said...

16 is my guess! Love the binding (and everything else about that quilt!)

Anonymous said...

My guess is 42.

Jacquie, I've just started to do quilting and I love what you did on your colorwheel. Can you please tell me a little about it. What kind of thread (and weight) do you use? What is the stitch length? What kind of a stitch is it (it appears to be some kind of a decorative stitch - not the typical stitch #1 - is it a stitch that mimics a hand stitch)? I appreciate all you are willing to share.

Dianne

Rachel said...

OK, my first 3 guesses were taken (HURUMPH!)Soooo, I will go with 10? Thanks for the opportunity!!

heidiabc said...

I am going to guess you have 16... with your recent move I imagine you've had to downsize to a lot less storage space. :) Love your blog!

jacquie said...

Dianne,
To answer your question, all the quilting on this quilt was done with a straight stitch. I do increase the stitch length a bit for straight line quilting. On my machine I set it at 2.8 while for regular piecing I use between 2.0 - 2.2. I love aurifil thread and that's what I primarily use for quilting. It's a 50 wt. cotton thread. I hope this helps.

Tamie said...

I know that you just moved so I'm guessing you pared down even more... I'll guess 10. Love your studio.

Lynn said...

With your downsize I bet that it's less than it was? 12?

Coloradolady said...

I am going to guess 14!

Ella said...

24.

Suburban Stitcher said...

beautiful quilt! my guess is 59...

Diane said...

18?? Thanks for the chance.

Love your quilting studio!

Lindsay said...

I think there are 26 quilts currently in your house. I love the color wheel quilts. I have been trying to slowly gather enough fabrics to make one. Some day I will get there however stash building has to stop until I graduate:)

Erica said...

8??

EG said...

23

brenna said...

27?

Shanna said...

I am guessing 25 :o)

Marit said...

Love your color wheel quilt! This is a perfect companion in your studio.
I am having a go at the challenge - maybe 66?
; )

Di~ said...

I'm guessing 17, but I don't know why, 'cause it feels wrong! :) Love your space, really. What are the room dimensions? I have a small small sewing room that I need to whip into shape! Thanks.

Kim said...

I've just come across your blog as a new quilter - wow I have studio envy! I must get more organised. I'd guess at 47?

stitchinpenny said...

I give all of mine away so I am going to guess 11.

Leila said...

This is a hard one...it could be super high or super low...I am going to go with 20!

Beautiful quilt! Is there some sort of formula for figuring out how large or what angle to cut wedges in to make them fit into a circle? Or did you just wing it? IT IS AMAZING!!!

connie said...

That is a tough one! 20?

Love your color wheel. I have a paper one hanging in my studio. I need to make one of these!

Jolene said...

My first guesses were taken, so I'll go with 25!

The Calico Cat said...

5

Tiffany said...

22

Kate said...

hmmm... 34
steeplechaser29 at yahoo dot com

Nutsy Coco said...

The quilt is beautiful! Makes me want to get quilting right now!

Hmm, 9?

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I am thinking something like 38...

sukie said...

I love love love you sewing space! You're like my inspiration (singing journey).

My guess is going to be 32. (but I don't really care to enter so if I win give it to someone else) I just wanted to comment.
xoxo
sukie

Michele said...

Love that quilting! Swoon! I'm going to guess my fav number: 22.

Anita said...

Hum, possibly 42.

angela said...

I love the way you quilted this!

My guess if four -- I know you have the Modern Houses quilt, and the Selvage Spools, and now this color wheel, and I'm throwing one in for good measure.

Ariane said...

Love the new quilt especially the binding! I am going to guess 15.

Elsa said...

I'll guess 23 ~ and I'd love to see pictures of all your quilts in your home, whatever the number is!

Pétra said...

11?!

Tanya said...

I will guess 19

Kate said...

I'm thinking you might have reached the magical number of 100 quilts in your house! Love, love, love your newest finish. It is indeed quite inspirational!

Andrea said...

Wow, what a fantastic quilt! Love the colours! I will have to guess 18.

Monica said...

Hmm...23?

Katherine said...

Jacquie, your colourwheel quilt is so gorgeous and your new sewing space looks very inspiring. Wishing you many happy creative hours in this lovely room. :o)

Hmmm... I know you've had to downsize so I'm going to guess a really, really low number... 7.

Pepe said...

48. One per month. And I know you would sew more! :)

Wendy D. P. said...

Hmm... tough! I'm going to guess 11. :)

Gorgeous quilt!

elizabeth said...

My guess is 35 : ) love yor quilts, I still want to make the peace sign quilt!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I love your studio!!! So fun and your wall hanging is gorgeous!!! I would guess 16 :)

piece peace said...

23

Susan said...

At least 25 finished quilts & many more quilt tops waiting to be finished.

Beautiful sewing studio!

Kacey said...

Love the color wheel!

I'l go with 6 (only because I don't think anyone has guessed that yet.)

Jenny said...

love the black background for your color wheel...i made one that lives on my sons bed, but now i think i need one hanging on the wall too!
if i was good, id look thru comments and pick a number as to not repeat someones guess, but since im at work, i probably should NOT! so ill just guess 33

James-Linda said...

GOOD DAY TO YOU!
I'LL GUESS 52 BEAUTIFUL QUILTS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Lyanna L. said...

I'm going to guess 10...you are very generous and giveaway lots of your creations! =)

Stunning color wheel quilt btw. I want one.

Patty S. said...

I still need to do a color wheel quilt as well. Maybe this spring? My guess is 21.

Alisa said...

I'm guessing 6. I have no idea why, just seemed like a good number. Your work is stunning. Thanks for the studio tour.

Anya said...

I love your color wheel quilt!! So inspirational!!

Number of quilts in your place - I'm going with 19!

Greta said...

I'm gonna go with 37, I know some of my favorites don't live at your house since they live with your kids, I'm guessing you might not have all of the ones back yet that you made for the book and you mentioned giving some away so I'm sure you've made a ton more but 37 seems reasonable to me. Not sure why since i have a total of 7 quilts in my house and 3 of them are Christmas quilts. Make me feel the need to get busy sewing.

audreypawdrey said...

Nine is my lucky number, and I know that a lot of your quilts have gone to new homes or are with your boys...:)

Britt Nina said...

I 'll guess 46. I love your new quilt with the colour weel.

MeganAnne said...

I'm gonna say 14.

Laura said...

53?

Debra said...

My guess would be 11. I know those who make alot of quilts tend to give alot away!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Love that color wheel. So pretty.

15?

Stevens Family said...

I say 6...because that's all I have. LOL

Veronica said...

I'm going to guess 50.

janeylulu said...

I have no idea...I'm guessing 29, cause it's my best friend's 29th birthday!

Kelly O. said...

I'm going with 61...am I right? :)

MollyP said...

I'm guessing 43. Love your sewing room setup! I need to do some rearranging myself.

Linda R. said...

I guess 22.

Splendorfalls said...

In the spirit of The Price is Right and knowing that every number between 3 and 39 has already been chosen, I will bid one dollar. He he he. One!

Laura said...

I'll guess 44!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am going to guess 36.

Doris said...

Hmmmm.... I'm going with 26.

Natalie said...

I am guessing 19??

Susan said...

I am going to guess 12. I also am wondering what kind of table that is that your sewing machine is sitting on. I have been looking for a table and that looks great. Does it work well for you?

Anonymous said...

47

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Lessee, I currently have 10 quilts that meet your criteria, and only quilt a little bit, so I'm going 7 times more than that for no reason what so ever, plus one. Sheesh...

71.

audrey said...

gorgeous color wheel!! I'm going to go with 66 quilts.:)

Contented Caroline said...

What the hell - have no idea but you quilt far more than me, you also give away a lot too but I'l say 39 (that's my age but not for much longer and I'm clinging to it for a few more weeks). I'm probably way over-board but that's my final answer!!!

Suzanne said...

More than one and less than 1000. :-) You are prolific and I love your quilts. 23 is my guess.

Irelle said...

I am going to guess 8 - only because you downsized recently. Beautiful colorwheel quilt. Love it.

noga quilts said...

Beautiful quilt. I also would not like to leave the room with a quilt like this hanging.

I'm guessing 20 quilts.

DKB said...

someone already said 12, so my official guess will be 11. i know you had to downsize recently
darci

Kim said...

I just discovered your blog. I am just really starting into quilting. Most of my guesses have already been taken. I am going to say 26.

Your space and your quilts are beautiful! I am bookmarking your blog to refer to for inspiration and tutorials!

Erika said...

I'll say 27 but it could be more or less for your limited space. Anyway I love your new space and the color wheel quilt is gorgeous!

Jopsy said...

six

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

mmmm... I have about 12 lurking around and I'm in no way as much of a quilter as you so I'll go high and say 42! Good luck to the winner!

Anita in Florida said...

16 came to mind.

Dani said...

I absolutely love that binding. That is genius! And you are right, it completely makes the quilt.

I am going to guess 34, since that is my lucky number :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Heidi Staples said...

I'm guessing 31. Beautiful studio!

Ebeth said...

That is gorgeous work!!Hope you enjoy your reorganized space. :)

I'll say 9.

Rebecca said...

I'm thinking you're the generous type, so I'll say none.

Nicole @ Patchwork Duck Designs said...

I think 18 quilts...thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

LoriF said...

I love, love your room. Iam guessing maybe 14. Thanks for all you do.

Andee said...

Lucky 13!

Sequana said...

42

ylrbmk said...

If you're like me, you probably have lots more than you even realize. I will guess 27.

Jennifer said...

I'll guess 40!

Katie said...

This is TOTALLY a guess ...I was going to guess 42 but since that's already been done. . I'll guess 142. ;c) Geez, makes me want to count how many quilts I've made in my lifetime. . Probably around that number !

kristyn said...

I have been reading your blog now for awhile and since you posted about it being your blogging anniversary I have started going back a reading it from the beginning when I have little bits of extra time. I just want to say that you are a huge inspiration and have inspired me to try things out of my comfort zone like improvisational piecing.
Thanks so much for hosting all these giveaways. My guess is that you have somewhere around 28 quilts currently.
Anyways, just want to say thanks again and happy sewing!
If you have a few minutes come check out my humble new little blog over here...
http://littlegoofs.blogspot.com/

mamabug said...

You are a pro, therefore I must guess a number that would go along with how I perceive you :) 36 is my guess. Best wishes to all. Thanks for the fun. k.bugbee at att.net

paulette said...

My guess is 38! Like the new look and of course I follow! Thanks for the chance to win!
Paulette

Helmus said...

My guess is 8!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I feel inspired just looking at your work space. I'm going to guess that you have 24 quilts at your new home.

Longvacation said...

That's one beautiful quilt!

My guess is 19.

Mimi said...

You are soooo talented!! Love your studio too! I am guessing that you have 47 quilts (if I win, I will tell you how I decided on this number!!)

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Love your studio, wished mine looked like that. I'm going to guess 24

Alli said...

4 quilts? That can't be right... :D

Rene' said...

Jacquie, I LOVE this quilt!!!! Wonderful quilting lines and great idea for the binding. It looks fabulous hanging in your studio. Don't you just love rearranging?! I've been doing quite a bit of that myself. I just received some fabric from Sew Mama Sew, so I'll skip the giveaway, but wanted to say hi!

Lauren said...

I know it's duplicating, but I still guess 18.

Greta said...

61. For no good reason, except that you're space always inspires me. It's clean and colorful and laid out in such a way as to work when you're ready to work...which you seem perpetually to be! And, if you just had to finish that amazing quilt so you could finish cleaning up, (hummm...doing the mental math)you must finish more quilts than you have time to blog about. That makes hundreds, but you give so many away that we'll subtract a couple dozen and allow for time off to walk Bruno.
Love your work!

H2Ogirl said...

I love the color wheel on black! It's super lovely! I'm going to say 3. And the amount given away is WAY more

QuiltyGirl said...

Oooh, I love that quilt. And the binding is so perfect.

I recently tackled my tiny sewing space as well, and came out victorious with a fresh new set up. :) It's so hard (for me) to go from a big out in a small city to a tiny house is a big city!

Oh, and since I'm commenting, I will leave a guess for the contest. I'm going to shoot really high with 57, just b/c I like that number.

Heidi said...

43??? I was also wondering what sewing desk you have? I'm always on the look out for a desk that I can drop my machine into.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Penny said...

Am I left with 2?

Andrea said...

my guess is 19!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your colorwheel!
My guess is number 7.

ErikaB3 said...

I am going to guess 37.

Paige said...

I'm going with 36. Did I win? Did I win? ;) starfishlover615 at hotmail dot com

brenda said...

24?

beth lehman said...

love the quilt and the dark background especially! no idea here, but i love the number 18!

MG said...

I'm guessing 3. Love your sewing space!

Peggy said...

I will pick unlucky number 13. And I love the color wheel idea. As a physics teacher and one keen on optics, I approve!!

Jessie said...

I guess 11.

Mims said...

what a fun way to do a giveaway. i'm going with 41 b/c it doesn't look like anyone else has yet!

Marcia W. said...

After your move think the number dropped - my guess is 12 - an even dozen.

alli b said...

I'm going to guess that you have 3. I've enjoyed your blog for years now with the wonky quarter log cabin tutorial being the first one I ever tried - the first thing i made after my intro class sampler. Thank you for the great inspiration and content.

Mariel said...

I have 2! Not that that is the question. I'll guess 45.

Mary said...

I am guessing 24. Cause I have 12 and you get way more done than I do. Love the color wheel.

Charlotte E said...

I don't know if its already been said yet (sooo many comments) but I say 23 and I bet they're all beautiful.

Anonymous said...

17? That is my birthdate.
That is a nice odd number too! LOL.

Jess in Tyler, TX
itsnursejessi@gmail.com

Mom C said...

29. I really like your new blog look, by the way and enjoy your post of your "new" life in the city. Can't wait to hear how many quilts you do have.

Nicole said...

What an awesome sewing room! And that quilt is absolutely beautiful!
I'm guessing 42.

Linda said...

I think you have 28 quilts in your apartment. I've been very keen to see how you're organizing your small space. Is your orange cutting desk 36" tall, for stand-up cutting? We're moving cross-country and my sewing area will go from the current 14' X 28' unfinished basement to an 11' X 13' bedroom. Yikes! I've been sorting to purge and have only managed to create a huge mess! Need any counted cross-stitch, smocking, knitting yarn or other craft supplies!? Hey, thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Oh, I LOVE your sewing space! Yes, I could spend all day (and all night) happily sewing away in that room!

Okay, I am going to guess...15 quilts!

Jody said...

I was going to say 21, but I'm now going with 14! Congrats on a fabulous four years Jacquie!
jodym7atyahoo.com

cnikisue said...

My guess is three (3) totally completed quilts.

SusieDW said...

My guess is 81. It's just a number. I've tried to visualize that many quilts stacked in a cabinet, ready to be rotated out every now and then and I think I can see it. Will you give us a peak into the cabinet when the contest is finished ? :)

Rebecca said...

i guess....29. just because! :o) thanks for the giveaway opportunity. your studio is beautiful, and looks like a great space to be creative.

Arita said...

A beautiful studio to sew in, I could spend days in it....my first pick was 17 but I'm sure it's gone so I'm going to go with something higher and say 57.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

Enjoli Strait said...

Wonderful studio, and I see that you sew on a Bernina 830! :) Such an awesome sewing machine!! I'm going to guess....27. Hope I'm close! Thanks! I love your blog and can't wait for your book to come out! I'm becoming more obsessed with the "quilting" side of quilting!

Becca said...

I just love your quilt and had to stop buy to say.

Hm, 54?

jen said...

I didn't read all the comments before so I may have the same guess as someone else. Let's say you made one quilt a month for four years. Some you may have given away and some months maybe you were busy with something else. So I say 39.

Debbie said...

I think you have 44 quilts hanging and laying around your apartment.

kitblu said...

Whoa .. I think I am out to lunch. I guess 8. I think you have depleted your UFOs.

Judy in Michigan said...

I will guess 33. Love your quilts and can't wait to see your book!! Thanks.

Fran said...

I guess 31 quilts. Love the new sewing space & the colorwheel quilt on the wall is fabulous.

Adele said...

I'm a huge fan of your work and I LOVE the color wheel

I'm going to guess 53

tropicslady said...

I'm guessing 12 because I know you sent a lot of quilts to Basics in New York City. Nice quilting on the color wheel!

Lise said...

I am going to guess 13?

goletagirlwendy said...

Beautiful work and I'm so jealous of your work room.
I'm guessing 15.

Rhonda G said...

I am guessing 27.

Pomegranate Quilts said...

Love. That. Rainbow. Quilt. Wow!

My guess is 18 quilts in the house!

walklet said...

I'm going to guess 10. Also wondering about that sewing
desk of yours..

Caroline said...

My guess is 19!

Suzanne said...

37 quilts

QuiltNut Creations said...

Beautiful! I have one of this quilts on my hope to make in 2012 list.

I'm going to guess 11. Thanx for the chance.

Patrick said...

49. Not my first guess, but hopefully the right number :)

Janet said...

I'm going to guess 43 - I know it's either a big number or a very small one...

Jules said...

i am going to guess 23? i don't know why....

bloomingpoppies said...

The rainbow quilt is Fabulous!! Love those circle quilting lines!
My totally random guess is 31!!

ELNM said...

I'm guessing 42. I love Sew Mama Sew too!

kimberlier said...

28? Beautiful space & gorgeous color wheel quilt. :)

WYO Di said...

40, and I hope u continue to make many more!

I Plead Quilty! said...

I'll guess 19.

trudys_person said...

My guess is 39 ... because you are more prolific than I am ...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Kimberly said...

52, Thanks!

Kersten said...

I love this quilt! And the binding is perfect for it!!!