Is it me or are there times when “quilt math” is inconsistent?
When I am making 76 blocks for a quilt and I get to #38, I am on the home stretch. If I’m making 120 four-patches and hit #60, it’s a piece of cake! I’m currently working on 7.5” log cabin blocks and have to make 64. I completed #20 yesterday and felt like I am on a roll and this is going to be done in no time.
And then, there is this quilt. I love it. But this is block #8 of 16 total large blocks and I am overwhelmed at the amount of work that lies ahead to finish all the applique. What gives? Seriously, I feel like I just got started and many of you know this journey started in January, 2011 with a false start on a black background block and I couldn’t stand the lint and show through. So that block will someday be a practice piece for quilting and become a linty pillow.
I was sure that halfway would motivate me to keep stitching. As it is, I think I’ll give my fingers a rest and watch the World Cup, do a little long arming, and make log cabins. Maybe when I hit #9 I’ll be “on a roll”!
I hope your quilt math is working out and you are motivated to finish projects you love!