Friday, December 2, 2016

Umm, I May Have a Problem

This doesn't look too bad does it?


That's my current inventory of 6" Bow Tie blocks. In the photo they've been sorted into two stacks of ties with dark backgrounds, a stack of ties on medium backgrounds, and one short stack of ties on white. Anyone care to guess how many there are in total? I realize the photo hasn't been shot in a way that will help you. Let me just say my son's guess of 32 was way too low.

This is slightly frightening because I also have a drawer, six inches deep, that is chock full of Shoo-fly and Hole in the Barn Door blocks (also 6" each). I mean, I have to push down on the blocks to get the drawer to close!

It may be time to stop making blocks and start making a large quilt out of small blocks...


(By the way, there are 106 Bow Ties in the picture.)


8 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, that is a LOT of blocks! It does sound like you need to start doing something with them. How about using these in a column between your 365 quilty strips? Just a thought....

I should follow your example and just start making little blocks when I don't have the brain or willingness to sew anything else. You're an inspiration!

Nancy J said...

I am guessing you weighted those piles down, to get the 106 all sitting pretty.I have boxes of blocks, too, and am too afraid to count the different ones, some are from a BOM I did years ago. But I have a wonderful excuse, I cannot decide on the sashing or layout. At least, that is my theory.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

All those small blocks sounds good and not bad at all! Think of all the fun you can have making them into something!

desertskyquilts said...

I'm guessing at least 128. =) Enough for a quilt - yes, by popular demand, make quilts! LOL Did I tell you your blocks arrived? I think I sent an e-mail, but I've been so busy and harassed this week, I'm not sure if I only dreamed about doing it! I absolutely adore them, and think that is the most perfect background ever, in case I didn't *actually* send the e-mail in my mind. =)

acflory said...

I can't sew for nuts but even I think that's a quilt and a half! Fantastic. :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

I would say that yes, it is indeed time to pull out some of those beautiful blocks and lay out some quilt tops! They can then hang on a hanger in a closet and free up your drawer space for more block making fun.

Kate Chiconi said...

Holy cow! Time to stop making blocks and start making quilts!

annelawson said...

Well, you will solve this problem by creating a quilt that has your own blend of creativity and humour! i will watch its progress with delight. :)