Piecing together

I had a mini meltdown this morning. As I gathered my supplies together to work more on my quilt, I started doing the math in my head. Queen size quilts, by the measurements I found here, should be 88×96. I thought surely I had purchased enough fabric. But as I did the math I started to realize that maybe I was wrong, and that perhaps I would have to cut my quilt down to maybe a full or even a twin size. Which just wouldn’t do.

I started thinking of other ways to make the fabric work. After all, that was $40 I spent just for the tan fabric for the top of the quilt (as I have yet to buy the batting or the backing fabric). Sidenote: Thinking about how much this quilt costs when everything is said and done makes me cringe. I won’t spend $100+ for yarn for a sweater, and most of my clothes and home decor and whatnot is thrifted. Suddenly I’m now making a $100+ quilt for my bed. But I digress…

Turns out, after much fretting, I was perfectly fine. And the quilt is piecing together quite nicely.

2 Comments on “Piecing together

  1. there are many ways to make quilts without great expense. but those new designer fabrics are unnecessarily pricey.

    your patchwork is looking quite lovely! you’re going to treasure this quilt.

    1. Thanks :) I’ve been trying to keep my eye out for vintage sheets and such at the thrift stores to use, and I’m saving all my and my husband’s old dress shirts for the fabric. I’m starting to feel like a hoarder, lol, but I can’t justify some of the prices for a single yard of fabric (though admittedly I do covet a few) .

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