Friday, July 27, 2012

Who Knew?

Out of curiosity, I sat down last night and tallied the pieces for all of the blocks in the book 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins that I've been using for the 501 Project.  It took awhile and my numbers may be a little off but basically I've completed  341 blocks or 10,535 pieces.  I have 160 blocks or 6,335 pieces left to do.  The grand total for the project:  16,870 pieces  Would these numbers encourage or discourage you?

With a lot of luck and hard work, I'm hoping to be done with the 501 Project by the end of the year.  I'm keeping my eyes open for another long term project.  Any ideas?  

Here are the four blocks I completed today.  This first one looks totally different than in the book because I used two dark fabrics instead of a light and dark.  I'm not that crazy about it but I'm sure it'll find it's way into something.

New Waterwheel

This next one is another where I experimented with the fabrics.  In the book, the brown would have been a light color and the orange pattern would have been a dark.  Another funky one.

The North Carolina Beauty

Ocean Wave

Old Favorite

Hope you had a good day.



Impera_Magna said...

I made a 6" The North Carolina Beauty for a cornerstone in my Civil War QAL quilt... it's a doozy! Yours looks great!

diana569 said...

That's alot of pieces..... what are you going to do with the blocks when you get them done?

Kate said...

That's a lot of pieces! I like the North Carolina Beauty block.