Let me just take a minute to talk about what a quilt costs to make. This quilt requires 4.5 yards of blue fabric, 4.25 of orange, 4 of green, 3 of yellow and 4 of neutral. All this adds up to 19.75 yards of fabric. I chose to use lots of different fabrics within a color range which is makes for a scrappy quilt. Good quality cotton fabric costs about $12.00 a yard so for 19.75 yards = $237.00. This is just for the top of the quilt I will still need to purchase fabric for the back of the quilt as well as the batting. When all is said and done I will have spent close to $400.00. What I want to add is that this is a king size quilt and it will take me approximately 10 weeks to complete start to finish so that is $40.00 per week of entertainment for me and at the end I will have a quilt that I made and will sleep under. Seems totally worth it to me.( Keep in mind that $400 does not include my labor.)
Here is my basket of fabric!
Friday I recieved the first clue for the mystery. I needed to cut 140 orange triangles, 240 neutral triangles, and 380 pairs of blue side triangles.
First I cut a 3.5" strip of fabric then I cut the triangle shapes using a special ruler.
Now I can begin sewing these together.
One down 139 more orange triangles to go (plus the 240 neutrals)!
Here is a sampling of a few I got done.