Just a quick update from NY.
I did some math. I hate math. I had some red 1.5″ inch squares. I thought “I can do something with these”. So I planned a queen-sized postage stamp quilt. I quickly sewed through my stash of scrap squares, then I cut a few more squares from random red yardage. I still only had 1 row of the quilt completed. Yikes! I decided to count how many squares I might need. Check my calculations:
- Each mini block has 12 1.5″ squares
- There are 15 mini blocks in each row. That means that there are 180 squares in each row
- I’m planning on 19 rows to make the quilt queen sized
- That’s a whopping 3,420 1.5″ squares
Well of course, that meant that I had to sort and count how many squares I already had on hand: about 1250.
I decided to cut all the remaining squares before I sew any more of the quilt. I want to make sure that all the colors and patterns are thoroughly distributed throughout the finished quilt. I’m getting there!