Like I expected, I've begun work on one of the kits. The block is called World's Fair, it's a Jacob's Ladder variation. Actually, all one hundred of the blocks are done. I like to arrange them on my flannel wall before I put them together,but I want to enjoy Plan C for a while. Meanwhile I'll do some quilting on the frame in the studio. I know how I am going to finish it so it will go together quickly when I get back to it. And it's going to be a big one too.
I don't think I have made New Year's resolutions more than once or twice, and I'm not really too big about setting goals, but I do respond well to challenges. The other day my mother made the comment "Oh,you'll never use all your fabric." That sounded like a challenge to me. I just have to get that notion out of my head because for some reason I'm thinking I'm supposed to do it in the next year,when I am sure she meant the rest of my life. Perhaps she would take that back if she knew that I have already made over 350.
Well, my mind wouldn't allow me to let it go and so I have been curious as to how many quilts I could make with my stash. And I thought of a way I could actually estimate it. I'd like a volunteer to come and help me though. How does this sound? Using a baby scale I weighed a completed queen-size quilt top. It weighed 3 pounds. I could assume that is the average and weigh all the rest of my quilting fabric,do the math and then I would have a good idea. I'm not sure how I would want to factor in estimates for the quilt backs. Any suggestions? Any volunteers?
And why am I thinking this way? Probably because I know that there are some gals that actually measure and/or track how much yardage they have or use. And some keep a database of their 104 UFO's. I think I would rather make another quilt. But still, it could be fun. I think I know what I'll be dreaming about tonight.
Sew long and sweet dreams.