I’ve been going through the archives from time to time and reading something I blogged about in the past. I found this post and had a big laugh! Here’s what it said:
“Yes, I am starting a new quilt. I am warning you now that you”ll probably read several posts about this quilt as it is quite an undertaking for me….
It’s the Tribute to Judie quilt by Carol Hopkins Designs. You are probably sitting back thinking..it’s just star blocks Jo, what’s the big deal? Well, you’re right, it’s not a big deal. It’s a little deal. The blocks finish at a small 3″. The quilt needs 180 of these little 3″ blocks. WOW! At this point I am just raiding my scrap box using 1 1/4″ and 2″ scraps. My hope is to continue this way not using any new fabric for the quilt.
Right now, I have 9 blocks finished. I’ve taken a week to make them. If I continue at this pace, I’ll have the blocks completed in 20 weeks! I think I’ll just be slowly plugging along with the goal of having it finished by 2011.
I’ve been in love with the quilt ever since I saw it at Telecuma Quilt Shop’s blog…head over to see all the fabulous quilts and projects they have. If you like civil war reproductions, you’ll LOVE the shop.
How can you not love this beautiful quilt….I have a little box of cut out blocks sitting my sewing machine, waiting for me to have a few minutes of free time.”
BAHAHAHAHA!! That is so funny. I didn’t make many more blocks for this quilt. I ended up going and finding the started project and did a little count I have 24 star blocks done. That’s a far cry from the 180 I needed to make for quilt.
Looking at the pattern I see that it only makes a quilt that is 62″ x 74″. Well you know me, that’s not big enough!! So if I were to ever finish this quilt, I’d likely need almost 360 stars instead. Oh my!!
What I also find funny is that I later went on to design a quilt that needed the same sized little stars….this….
I so vividly remember harassing Kelli as she was sewing this. She had lamented over “all those little star blocks” and I had told her to quit whining!!
She made 256 little star blocks.
It’s funny how life has circled around to this point with the little star blocks. In the original blog post back when I didn’t sew a lot I was daunted by the thought of 180 little start blocks. Now years later Kelli has sewn a quilt with WAY more star blocks and I’m back to wanting to finish this quilt…and honestly feeling a little intimidated to make all those tiny star blocks.
For now, I’m going to leave the little container of cut out blocks in the kitchen. I could sort them during nap time. No promises that this is coming up of the UFO storage bin but, who knows….maybe I’ll catch the star bug.