Saturday, December 20, 2014

Don't Count on It

 This year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I've made 5 inch Monkey Wrench blocks. 
I'm setting them on point and started sewing them together a few weeks ago.

I wanted to sew rows with 1-23 blocks.   I started at both ends and am now up two rows of 17 blocks. 


Getting ready for a row of 19 blocks I glanced at my box of remaining blocks and it didn't appear I had enough for two rows of 19, two rows of 21 and two rows of 23.  No, I didn't.   I figured I needed 288 blocks and have been counting as I've made them. At year end I THOUGHT I had 273 so made 15 more blocks before I started sewing the diagonal rows.    Either I figured incorrectly, I don't know how to count, I counted blocks twice a few times or I've lost some. 

So, don't count on this one being finished this year. 


10 comments:

scraphappy said...

Beautiful! So many pretty blocks.

Sheila said...

I love your scrappy blocks! I look forward to seeing them all together in a fun quilt!

Jeanne said...

Haha -- laughing about all your not-enough-blocks possibilities! I think I've done all those things a time or two myself :)
GREAT quilt!

Kate said...

Gorgeous colors! It's going to be a fun quilt when you are all done.

colleen said...

Oh gosh I feel for you
Perhaps there is a mis count among the rows?
I suggest you stop row sewing now and do a count then a recount
Best of luck
Colleen

Lori said...

I think there's some hiding!

Sally T said...

I know all about missing blocks. But my cat was busy here, so I would check in with Mystic Quilter and find out if she can account for all of her cats.

Mystic Quilter said...

Gorgeous tiny Monkey Wrench blocks - this is going to a lovely scrappy quilt.

Ellen said...

Another fun and colourful quilt in the making. I am pretty sure that the blocks will magically appear after you have made the replacements!

Gerry Krueger said...

That pickle dish is beyond fabulous... I can't even count to 288.. Hugs Ger