I set myself two main targets for my selfish sewing this year. A quilt for myself and a quilt for my daughter. Both were going to use grey as a main colour. Is a grey a colour?
Talking with my scrapbooking friends, I love grey, they mostly hate grey. We all wear themed colour t shirts for our weekends away, I suggested grey for Halloween. (we plan these things in advance!)
It was a no go, even though there are apparently 50 shades of grey! Or so I been told, I have no personal knowledge of this book, or the follow ups. Having worked in a library, it was amazing the number of seemingly "respectable" ladies, mostly older, who returned it, said it was filthy, offensive and oh so rude and then ordered the next one! One lady in her 80s commented she wished she had read this when her husband was alive .... You think you know some people .....
Back to the subject in hand. I had ordered my stash of grey from The Village Haberdashery, an assortment of shades in varying amounts. I was dipping into it regularly for "my" project. As my pile of cotton and steel and grey half square triangles got bigger, the yardage of greys for my daughter's quilt got less. So, tonight, I decided it was time to cut up the grey.
We got through it relatively unscathed. I needed 4" and 4 1/2" squares. I had enough except for one shade of grey where I am 9 x 4" short. Not to worry. Its a chance to buy a little more. Its always fun to go online shopping. My grey squares are all bagged up waiting for me .....
The pile of 213 grey and cotton and steel squares waits for trimming.
I still have a pile of cotton and steel strips to wait for subdivision and pairing up with the grey.
I'm hoping I have enough grey left to work it out. I have no idea how many squares I will need for my double bed quilt.
5" squares made into hst squares
lets say that makes 4 1/2" squares
80" quilt needs 20 squares a row?
20 squares across by 20 rows down = 400 squares
I am about half way already?
Those with an EQ7 computer program or a mathematical mind would have that worked out in a jiffy. Me? I will plod on and hope it all works out. It usually does.
So, I haven't linked up with Beth and her Main Crush Monday for a while. I suppose I will have to say this week I'm crushing on grey. All 6 shades that I have anyway.
linking up with Beth, Cooking Up Quilts and her Main Crush Monday