For some reason I didn't feel like trying to come up with a backing that was over 50 inches wide. It's an annoying figure to work with.
So I opted to use 1.5 yards of fleece that I got over a year ago. Well, it was 3 yards, but I cut it in half to cover my window over the summer (the sun was too strong). I knew I had 7 blocks, and for some reason my brain did the math for 7" square blocks, not the 7.5" they actually are. The different is a good 4 inches! :P Careful pinning was required, but I made it. Now to quilt it. :)
I'm kinda hoping to do a "weekly tally" sort of thing.
I completed two quilts this week. One doesn't really count, as I just had the binding to finish on Sunday. The other one was a small baby quilt. Now to find a baby for it... ;)
I used up a spool of Essential thread. Note that I didn't say I STARTED using it this week, but I finished it off this week. :D Actually started that spool some time in October.
I used up 6 bobbins worth of thread this week, some in piecing, some in quilting. I feel like bobbins are the best way to "mark" the amount of quilting I've done. I take too many computer breaks to do it by the hour. :P
And I've used somewhere around 5 yards this week. I have like what, 1853 more to go? :D Actually, I have no idea how much fabric I do have, but in any case, I'm 5 yards less this week, and I didn't buy any. :)
But can you quilters out there send me a little comfort? Let's say that somehow I do manage to bust all my stash away, till I have like, 25 yards left. That's a scary thought for me. That feels akin to being told that all I get to eat is beans for the rest of the year.
Anyhow, if I do reach that point, will somebody come to my rescue? Send me a box of fabric so I can keep playing? I just need to know that I have a "back up" plan, because if I don't have one, why should I use up my fabric?! :)