Two years ago I did one of Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilts from her Quiltville site. I’ve just recently recovered. She designs gigantic quilts full of all kinds of intricate pieces. I only like about half of the mystery quilts of hers I’ve seen. I wasn’t even thrilled with the one I made (which is a very upsetting feeling) until I added some sashing to quiet it down a bit. Now I like it a lot but I don’t have a way to use it often because it is gigantic.
A few weeks ago I happened across a notice on another blog that the mystery quilt for this year was starting soon. My brain got intrigued. I told it to stop but it made my thumbs click the link to her site to see the intro. This quilt is going to be smaller than the previous one I did but still big for me. I tried to talk myself out of it for the last few weeks. The first set of instructions were due to be posted today.
This morning I was still trying to convince myself that this was a bad idea. “Come on,” I told my brain, “You know the first direction is going to be make 500 of this block.” Then my brain chastised me for over-exaggerating because it isn’t quite that bad.
The first direction on this quilt? Cut 448 triangles! I just laughed. I laughed even harder when the directions said that to make it easier on yourself you should just do them a hundred at a time. My quilts never have a hundred of anything in them!
Have I mentioned I’m moving in less than a month? Keeping hundreds of pieces of a quilt straight during a move will be fun. Oh well, toss them all in the same box and sort it out later.
I bought some more fabric in my triangle colors at lunch since I know I don’t have enough for 448 triangles. Dear lord. I can’t even count that high. LOL