That's pitiful, but I loved making every single one and I finally managed to get them sashed and stitched into a top.This top makes me happy, happy, happy!
This year I'm on a fabric fast, and thus far, I've not brought one piece of fabric into this house. I've bypassed many a quilt store in my travels since my last fabric purchase in September and I even walked into JoAnn's and touched some of their quilting fabric, but I only bought some adhesive for cards. The whole point to this fabric fast is to decrease the mountains of fabric I have and I'm beginning to wonder how long its going to take until I see a difference.
This morning I was pulling and cutting some strips for a small project when DH walked in and our conversation ranged from the weather to hoof care, and from guineas to fabric, and from UFC fights to mesquite. He asked me what I was making and after I told him, I added that I was using what I had and wasn't he impressed that I had not brought one scrap of fabric into the house since September. He laughed and I told him, "I'm a quilter. How can you not be impressed? That's 6 months. " He grinned, chuckled, and as he walked out, he said,"That just means you bought way too much in the past!" Rascal!
I did post that I would allow myself to purchase fabric for backings though, and I don't have any big pieces, so I'm on the hunt for something for this quilt, but I've still got to add the borders. Presently, this top measures 69 x 78. The pieced border should add about 7" per side, making it 83 x 92. And yes, I'm debating about making it bigger. It'll be a nice size for a full-sized bed, but I'm trying to decide if I want it for our king-sized bed. I am binding a quilt for our bed right now so it probably doesn't make sense to make this one bigger, but since when do I listen to sense? If DH was here right now, I'm sure he'd have a smart remark for that too! :)