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I Might Be Insane

Meet Scrapbuster Block #1-
Stashbuster Block #1
And Scrapbuster Block #2-
Scrapbuster Block #2

I'm going to be adding a little more to them and making them into pillows for our living room. I wanted you to show you to them before that. You see, I made these 12 inch blocks as a test. Ever since I saw the tutorials, I've been dreaming of making a quilt using these blocks. Here's the thing- Block #1 requires 48 1.5 inch squares. Block #2 requires 88 1.5 inch squares. And I wouldn't be satisfied with a small quilt. No, I'm thinking about using these blocks to make a queen size quilt for my bed. That's 64 blocks for a 96" by 96" quilt for a grand total of 4,352 1.5" squares. This is, by far the most ambitious quilt I have ever considered. I've made entire quilts with fewer pieces than one of the #2 blocks. Seriously.

Scrapbuster Blocks
Oh, but look at them together. Imagine them in a fantastic riot of color, like in the originals. It would be wonderful. The kind of quilt I would enter in quilt shows and the county fair. After this no other quilt could scare me.

I'm going to do it. My scrap bins are overflowing. I haven't made a quilt for us since we got married almost seven years ago.Just don't expect results anytime soon. It could take me weeks just to cut all the squares. 4,352 of them. Yes, I just might be insane.

In other news that is probably only exciting to me- I now have a design wall.
Design Wall
A queen size cotton quilt batting on sale for half off. An 88 cent package of thumbtacks. About fifteen minutes. It was so completely worth it. No more laying quilts out on the floor and having Samuel crawl through it ten minutes later!

Comments

Jennifer said…
I like insane people =)
veryterry said…
yes, you are insane. And clever. And highly motivated (even on your "off" days). I SO want a design wall!
balloongal said…
General Conference is coming up. You know you like to cut squares during General Conference. ;)

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