Two years ago I did one of Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilts from her Quiltville site.Â I’ve just recently recovered.Â She designs gigantic quilts full of all kinds of intricate pieces.Â I only like about half of the mystery quilts of hers I’ve seen.Â 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.Â 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.Â My brain got intrigued.Â I told it to stop but it made my thumbs click the link to her site to see the intro.Â This quilt is going to be smaller than the previous one I did but still big for me.Â I tried to talk myself out of it for the last few weeks.Â The first set of instructions were due to be posted today.Â
This morning I was still trying to convince myself that this was a bad idea.Â “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.Â
The first direction on this quilt?Â Cut 448 triangles!Â I just laughed.Â 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.Â My quilts never have a hundred of anything in them!
Have I mentioned I’m moving in less than a month?Â Keeping hundreds of pieces of a quilt straight during a move will be fun.Â 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.Â Dear lord.Â I can’t even count that high.Â LOL