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As I prepare for this trip to Georgia, I know I am going to need to kit up some more to take along with me…and I’ll be spending time at the cutting table this afternoon getting my projects ready to take.
One thing lead to another and I found myself wondering just how MANY spools I’ve done so far!
Remember we are doing this just as we can, there is no “set number” to shoot for, and no determined way they must be set and made into a quilt – what you do with them is your own prerogative, but they are SO. DANG. CUTE!
While I had things pinned in sets of 10, still the easiest way I know of to keep count of many small pieces and parts – I had reached MANY sets of 10 and wanted a better way to keep track --
So out comes the other thing that I simply can not live with out --- zip lock bags!
I can tell by looking at this photo just what I have! The bags each hold 10 sets of 10, or 100 spool blocks. There are so far, 2 bags – giving me an easy count of 200. The un-bagged pinned sets of 10 give me another 70, while the loose 6 are waiting for 4 more to make them a set of 10 when they will be pinned together. When there are another 10 pinned sets – into another zip lock bag they will go! And so the count continues-- We are at 276 spools so far.
It is amazing how they have added up since we started them in July!
The backing is in the wash – I hope to get it loaded into the machine later this afternoon and start the quilting on it. I can’t show the quilt now, but it’s destined for a future Quiltmaker Magazine issue, and I’m so excited!
I am loving my bonus day today!
EVERY day is a bonus, don’t you agree?