A New Week
April 26, 2010 § 24 Comments
It’s a new week! Yay! And it’s nearly a new month as well. I think half of my excitement is based on the fact that my fitness challenge at the gym where I work out has ended today. It feels like freedom! Now I can do what I want again. Is that bad?
Here’s an EQ mock up of the Wild Geese quilt that I would like to make based on that Wild Goose Chase quilt from The American Quilt book. I want BIG blocks so that I can get it done. There is this weird phenomenon that seems to occur once the new project excitement wears off. Suddenly, a great idea never gets finished. I think I have a few of those sitting around. Maybe I should attempt to finish one or two of those this summer.
Because peer pressure is a good thing when it comes to completing something… want to join me in making this quilt? If so, here are some facts you might want to ponder:
- Block size = 16″ finished
- Geese Sashing size = 4″ finished
- Approximate finished size of quilt = 85″ x 85″
- Yardage requirement for Geese = about 6 1/2 yards total if you will use the Companion Angle & Easy Angle method that I will be using. More if you want to make traditional half-square triangles to create a flying geese block.
- Yardage requirement for Background = about 3 1/2 yards total, again if you follow my method with the rulers. More if you want to use a different method.
I’m still thinking about how we might want to work on this. Maybe we should set a goal to finish 1/4 of the quilt or 4 blocks plus the adjoining sashing in one month, for a total length of 4 months. I kinda think that once we get a system going the block making will speed up over time. Then it’s just sew and repeat. So that would be May through August with a finished quilt by the end of the summer?
What do you think? Are you game?