Yesterday I took a half day vacation to prepare to finish painting the trim in my bedroom and for installing paintable wallpaper when it comes in a couple of days. Well one thing led into another. I need to clear out as much stuff as possible and get all the painting done so that I can get my floors refinished - living room, small foyer and two bedrooms. I started in my bedroom gathering up all the quilts. I decided to take them downstairs to the guest bedroom and pile them on the twin bed I have down there. Next thing you know I was pulling all the quilts out of the other upstairs bedroom (I have a bi-level house so it is kind of reverse with the living room and kitchen upstairs) and hauling them downstairs and sorting them into groups: quilts I made, vintage quilts, and decorative and artsy pieces.
I have too much! What on earth am I going to do with all of these? How many you may ask? Quilts I made including 13 baby quilts - 51!
Decorative/artsy pieces - 56!
Two quilts made by my Grandmother
Vintage quilts - 9 1/4. Yes, one quarter. I got this quarter of a quilt at an auction for nothing because nobody wanted it. I thought it was lovely and planned on hanging it.
And lastly are the quilts my Mom made. I didn't pull them out of the top of the closet to take a picture because I was getting tired at this point from walking up and down the stairs all afternoon. I ended up with 15,000 steps yesterday. I have five quilts, two wall hangings, and this sweet small decorative quilt Mom made from pink fabric I had hand dyed.
I have about seven quilts I made that I would gladly let go immediately. I might have to wait until fall when the call goes out for donations for blankets for winter. I have to downsize what I have. I feel overwhelmed and this doesn't include the quilts in the UFO pile! I feel like I have lost my mind!
If nothing else I will be prepared for the next ice age!
I did get the bedroom cleared out so I can paint this afternoon.