After a bit of rearranging to accommodate my new tower, I went about emptying my 14 bins and drawers of fat quarters and putting them (some might be 1/2 yards and others are fat 1/8th) on my new fat quarter spinning tower.
I never thought that I would be able to fill this spinning tower full of fat quarters, but I did! There was also room for 7 jelly rolls, 23 charm packs and 3 rolled up layer cakes and if I were to scoot everything together I would have 4 empty shelves.
I counted 1558 fat quarters ( some are 1/2 yards and some are fat 1/8ths). I was curious to see how much fabric the tower holds, this is how I calculated the yardage.
1 - I rounded the number of fat quarters to 1525
2 - divided 1525 by 4 (4 fat quarters per yard)
3 - 381.25 yards - not counting the jelly rolls, charm packs and layer cakes
WHAT!?!?! Please tell me I miscalculated the numbers. Never did I think I had that much fabric in fat quarters. I can't imagine how much fabric I have stacked on shelves and on bolts. No more fabric shopping for the rest of the year, maybe the next three years. There is no way I am going to be able to use up all this fabric in the next 25 years.
I so enjoyed making the Carpenter's Star QOV a few weeks back that I decided to make another one, in pink, for Ronald's House.
This would make a cute baby quilt without the borders. This one uses 6.5 inch squares. I just might have to make a few more of these quilts.
Finally, I finished a quilt that was started a few years back - Tile Tango by Atkinson Designs. This will be a donation quilt. So nice to have this one done.
That plaid curtain that you see behind most of my quilts is there because it keeps the cooler air from going into my mother's living area, she likes it warmer than we do.
Used since last post - 17.15 yards
Used YTD - 219.39 yards
Added since last post - 0
Added YTD - 87 yards
Net Used YTD - 132.39 yards
Quilts finished in 2012 - 21
My goals for 2012 are simple~
1 - make one QOV each month.
2 - make one quilt for Ronald McDonald's House each month
3 - finish one already started quilt each month (have about 20 of these, some more than 3 years old)
4 - if I complete the above 3 goals each month I can start one new quilt