Wednesday, November 10, 2010

One Hundred and Twenty - NaBloPoMo Day 10

Different fabrics, that is. I've gotten everything cut, counted through them again, and as of right now, I'm pretty sure that's how many different Oriental fabrics are going into the quilt I'm starting for my cousin Katheryn.
It's this quilt here, Japanese Yen, from one of the books we picked up on our shop hopping over the summer.
It will be getting a better name, one that's not entirely redundant (no one else uses yen, silly book author), but the part about this particular quilt that currently amuses me is definitely the number of fabrics used in it.

The entire book is about making quilts from scraps of varying sizes, but in all honesty, I really don't have anywhere near that many scraps yet. So instead I went to my collection of Oriental fabrics, made mostly out of fat quarters, and cut a piece from almost every one.

Yep, almost. Hence my amusement. I cut from 120 different fabrics, and still have more that I didn't even touch for this project. Granted, a lot of them are quite close to being solids, and therefore wouldn't work as well in this quilt, but they're still gorgeous bits of cotton that I can't wait to use in other projects.

Time to get to half-square-triangle-ing so I can get things up on the design wall. ^_^

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a great book...Have fun with it!