Saturday, March 7, 2009

While You Were Out

While you were out I have been busy. I have a quilt idea. Bill says it is scary when I have ideas. He has left to go to a hockey game. This is going to be a future quilt pattern. Oh, there will have to be lots of changes. Lots. I have been making half-square triangle blocks that will be a large portion of this quilt. I have just finished trimming them.These are the snippets that I cut off. This is the pile of half-square triangles ready to be pieced into the quilt.I left my rotary cutter there so you can get some perspective. It took all day to press and trim these - much longer than it did to sew them. I am going back to the drawing board - literally - to do some sketches and change the math a bit. I love the look of all of these blocks, but the pattern will have to be a bit more practical. You can be assured that the final pattern will not be quite so daunting. So, now for a bit of fun. How many half-square triangles do you think are there? Really? Let's make it interesting, shall we? Guess how many blocks are there in the pile and make your guess by midnight Monday night March 9th and the person who is closest without going over will win a "Charming Jelly Cake" of Flag Day Farm. That is a Jelly Roll, a Layer Cake, and a Charm pack. I will tell you that "Too Damn Many" and "Infinity" have already been guessed by family members. All other real numbers are game. Good Luck.

Laurie

96 comments:

Vickie E said...

Goodness...I'd say there are 132....just for fun...and I don't envy your pressing and trimming that IS always the most time consuming.

acecraig100 said...

My guess is 184 blocks. That looks like a whole lot of half-square triangles to me.

Dawn said...

Looks like 324 to me - and I know that every stitch will be worth it in the end :-)
Kind regards - Dawn

rfam8 said...

Wow...that is a lot of work! I'd say there are about 247 blocks in there. Can't wait to see the final result....

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

How about 198 little squares? I have no clue but it looks like they'll make a beautiful quilt!! And mostly it looks like a lot of work!!!! I love your little contests ~ thanks ~ Alice

Maria said...

I'm guessing 236. That's insane!

Jacque. said...

I'm guessing 360. Will be looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

OO-LA-LA - would I like some Flag Day Farm pre-cuts!!! That pile of half square triangles looks like 380. Can't wait to see what the quilt looks like.

Margaret said...

I'm saying 220. I changed my mind. :D

Melinda said...

I guess 144. I can't wait to see what you are making.

Ballard Chick said...

This is quite a pile of blocks. I'm guessing 220.

Linda G. said...

I'd say 350 and whoa, a lot of cuttin' and sewin'! Linda G.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I guess 144. Love the picture of the trimmed parts!

sewprimitive karen said...

I'll say 150.

rebecca said...

Wow, that's alot of squares you say. My guess will be 199. We will have to see!! Rebecca

Ginny Worden said...

Lots of work,so lets see, how about 144. Nice even number , don't you think?

pdudgeon said...

i'll guess 175 HST blocks in the pile. and that's a lot!

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

my guess...460! It's fun coming up with things to do with the bits. I always make 1/2 square triangles out of my joined sections too.

Like Minds said...

WooHoo, looks like 156 to me! Can't wait to see what it will be.
Debbie

jennydee said...

I guess there are 392! I agree with dawn...you will love it when your done! Good luck and happy quilting

jennydee said...

This is Jennydee again if I win you can email me a mommadoan@gmail.com

Dandelion Quilts said...

My guess is 216. . .but this sure is fun! Thanks for the game.

Cindy said...

Look at all the HST, how did you get all of those done so fast. I would guess 225.

kshackabq said...

Wow - I'm going to guess 400. That's a lot of little half-square blocks. Can't wait to see the design.

mamabug said...

So my first guess in my head was taken by the time I saw the comments!!! So my second guess is 251..........I think whatever it is you were cutting a sewing and trimming a BUNCH!!!! Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I'm guessing 157.. I can't wait to see this quilt.

Pat

I am a quilter said...

401 is my answer... I love half square tri's love Emily Gail

lesthook said...

My first guess was taken also so I will add a few and say 227.

Lindenhaus said...

238? Pretty colors in those fabrics!

Auntie Pami said...

I am guessing 224.

Amy R said...

Too funny! Amazing amount of 1/2 square triangles. What size are they finished? 2"? My guess was 160. I know there are many guesses right around there. . . how fun! I do look forward to seeing what you do with them!

Dee said...

I will guess 222. What fun:) Dee
Jessibir@hickorytech.net

April at the PQ said...

I LOVE Flag Day Farm............it is my favorite line of Moda Fab EVER and it is flying off of the blot at the Quilt Shop I manage! My guess is 188 half square triangles.

Jeanette said...

I'm going to guess 242. I can't wait to see what you are making!

Kate said...

Hmmm, Ill say 198.

ytsmom said...

I think it is 208; alot!

Kris Miller said...

The pile looks deceiving but my guess is 296.

Kathie said...

oh I love hst in a quilt...I am going with 288

Love this fabric line can't wait to see the new pattern...

Kathie

Annelies Dease said...

242......which sounds like a TON of squaring up!!!!! XXX Annelies

Mary said...

I'm going with 450. I'd say that's probably a little high; but I know if I'd had to trim all those squares, it would seem like 450 to me!

Sheila said...

I think there are at least 419 HSTs. Bless you for reworking it. LOL It will definitely be pretty, though.

Linda said...

Hi, I am going to guess - 160. Whatever the amount, I know that the quilt will be something wonderful! - Linda

Barbara said...

The random generator called my brain guessed 173. Flag Day Farm is a beautiful line by the way.

Linda said...

I'm going to guess 178. Hope I'm the lucky one Linda

Tracy said...

Wow! That is a whole lotta HST's and they look so very lovely. I am guessing 421 of those babies are a piled up.

Marcia said...

What a lot of stitching, pressing and squaring up you have done. My guess is 280 blocks.

Gayle said...

My guess is 114 blocks. And I KNOW that was a lot of work. Can't wait to see the quilt!

Sarah said...

How about 205?
Better u then me!

Kathy said...

No one said Lots and Lots....haha! I took a class with a local well know teacher and asked how of the blocks we were making I would need for a queen quilt (NO amount was given in the instructions for any size)...she said,"Oh Honey, LOTS AND LOTS!" I made a wallhanging.


I say 424 HST.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WHOA that's a lot of triangles. I'm going to guess 125. Love that fabric, and I cant wait to see the block and the quilt.

Kwiltsfl said...

Lotsa rotary cutting there......
I am going to guess 420.

Karen H

Sue said...

I guess 212 - can hardly wait to see what you do with all of them.

mariel said...

I'm guessing 130. Looks like a lot of work there.

Vicky said...

576. Whatever the real number, that's a LOT of HSTs!! Can't wait to see the project!

Ann O'Hara said...

I'd say there are 104 and they look perfect.

Sherri said...

I was going to say 224, but someone already took that...so I'll say 216!

Michelle said...

219? I save scrappy corners too! I've been called "sick". :)

debbie said...

Let's see, I counted 260~ LOL! Sure wish it was that easy, LOVE Flag Day Farm, already have some and would love to win some, too! How 'bout a contest on the snippets?!( even THEY look interesting!)Guess you wouldn't want to count those!Love your blog!Debbie :)

Lori in FL said...

I know those suckers can really add up quickly! My guess: 256!

Anonymous said...

432 is my guess- Iv'e seen a pile like that before. terry

Tami in Tucson said...

Ok i might be crazy - but i think we are all crazy - we are quilters after all.

Im guesssing 152 litle half square triangle blocks!!! cant wait to see what it turns out to be!

Tami C

SheilaS said...

I say 436..just a guess! Wow-that's a lot of cutting and sewing..cutting and sewing.....

beeinstitches said...

My guess is 121! However many - that was a lot of work!
Karen

Audrey said...

My guess is 98. Can't wait to see the new pattern!

Kim said...

Yowzers!!! I say 224

Cheri Cerny said...

I love you guys!! I'll guess 268

LauraT said...

i would say 277 half-square triangles to me. Please enter me into your give-a-way. You were really busy that day!!
Laura T

Michelle said...

Sure looks like a lot there and I'd love to win this prize, so I'll have to take a guess. How about 320?

Anonymous said...

Well....How about 275? I LOVE flag day farm....can you say thangles???? I'm thinking if you send me fabric, I'll send you some thangles.....:) After all, my name is Laurie, too!

L. Gray said...

Oh, I bet your quilt will be gorgeous! My guess is 258!

Becky S. said...

That's a big pile!! I'm going to guess 214.

Merlyn said...

Lots of work - how about 283

Peddlecar Quilts said...

My guess is 156 half square triangles!! Hope I win, I really need a lift!!

Audrey said...

I am going to guess 320. Looks like a lot of work but I think the best quilts are those with a lot of teeny tiny pieces, so very impressive!

Mary said...

I'm going to say 162. Which is a heck of a lot of work.

Jackie Lawrence said...

I'm gonna guess 333. Looks like a lot of work ahead. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

robquilts said...

How about 201??? Good luck everyone!!

Carol Sc said...

I decided not to read all the other "guesses" --- I'd never get anything done today! --- not even trimming the 164 that I think are in the pile! I'm looking forward to seeing the whole quilt.

Lizzie said...

good Morning, I too have done many half square triangles in a day and althought it is a daunting task the outcome is really great. Thanks for this oppertunity to win some great fabric. My guess is 240.

katie said...

I'm guessing 75, wow I must be way off compared to other guesses. but I am sticking to it.

jroen5472 said...

My guess is 263. The colors like great together too.

suz said...

I'm going to say 192 - lots of work there - can't wait to see the final product!

Susan K. said...

I'm guessing 750..............can't wait to see the finished item!!!!!
Susan .

Kim H said...

WOW, happy trimming. My guess is 196.

katie said...

I'm guessing 75, wow I must be way off compared to other guesses. but I am sticking to it.

Marilyn said...

My guess is 222. I just love the pile of snippets. What a lot of work!
the new fabric from this line is nice. The cheater fabric looks so good made up.........might have to get some.

Marilyn said...

My guess is 222. I just love the pile of snippets. What a lot of work!
the new fabric from this line is nice. The cheater fabric looks so good made up.........might have to get some.

Cindi D said...

Can not wait to see what you've been up to. I too love half square triangles. I bet you might have about 192 in the pile.

Looking forward to the unvailing.

Anonymous said...

Maybe 96. Just a wild guess.

Anonymous said...

My guess is 164. Can not wait to see finished quilt.

Froelich1@frontiernet.net

Robyn *Ü* said...

I'm guessing 184

Betsy said...

There are 224. I love these little pieces!

lovetostitch said...

I guessed several times and scrolled and found them all - so now will say.....444.
Good Luck to all!!

Christy said...

I'm going for 240-which also qualifies as "better you than me", too darn many, your patience exceeds mine, holy cow, wow!, and can't wait to see what you're making!

Jill said...

ummmm...wow... that looks like a LOT of work - about 238 squares worth!

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