So Friday night I started cutting out squares, I have been sewing squares on and off all weekend.
Last night while watching the USA (WOOHOO) /Canada in hockey game, I got out my calculator and pencil. It was time to do some figuring. If I want to make this quilt queen size how many squares would I need? the answer 1548 total. 774 white, means 56 -3" strips or 4 2/3 yards of fabric exactly with NO cutting errors. 774 colored squares, I happen to have those little plastic baggies I picked up from the Fabri-quilt booth at the Minnesota Quilt show in a couple different years. There happens to be about 223 squares in those bags. That means I have to come up with another 551 - 3" squares from my stash, very doable with my stash.
I am really liking the clearness (or brightness not really sure of the correct term to use)of the colors in these squares. Most of my stash is countrified (is tha a word?), you know what I mean, Thimbleberries, Kansas Trouble Quilters eg. So that means I will have to do more digging for those clear colors but the scrappy feel of only having a few of each fabric in the quilt is possible.
Having figured that all out, wouldn't it make more sense to just make a baby quilt since I would only need 432 squares total. I already would have enough colored squares cut, so that would mean only cutting the white fabric. A baby quilt doesn't go very far to help bust my stash though. It certainly would be faster to finish though. The mental argument continued until I looked at the squares alittle differently.
I really like the looks of these squares on point.
So what are your thoughts, queen, baby, straight set, on points or something all together different. I would love to here your thoughts.