WiP Wednesday – The Last Donut
Oh my sparkles! I am learning a lesson in subtlety like you wouldn’t believe! If you’ve worked with lots of whites on whites before, I know you’re feelin’ me. If you haven’t, grab your glasses because you’re gonna need ’em! What’s back to front is really just you, in. side. out., oh honey. All that being said, I am lovin’ this sick. As I mentioned last week, I was on track to make thirty-eight blocks. Well, those are all finished, and I taped some up on the wall for you to see.
I’m actually going to use thirty-six of the blocks, and make the finished quilt 72″ x 72″. I thought this would make a nice square quilt (referencing all the squares it is composed of), that could be used more as a decorative piece, rather than a bed quilt. Because let’s be honest, even though there is no value (does not equal free) in this quilt, there is high drama. It’s like that unspoken tension that you sometimes feel when there’s three of you on your coffee break, and you’ve all already had a donut, and there’s one left, and each of you really want it, but you don’t want to say you want it because you’ll think your other colleges will think you’re a hungry hungry hippo, and you didn’t pay for them anyway, but you skipped breakfast, and it is cream filled, yummy, but you think colleague number two is a lazy fat slob anyway, but then again colleague number three was really nice to you today in the carpark, but God you’re hungry, but you just lost three pounds, is it really worth it, and, well, yes it is. So you pick up the donut and just walk out of the room without saying a word. You thought there was high drama tension before? Now you’re known as the girl who ate the last donut. Shame. Yeah, my quilt is kinda like that.
As I’ve said before, I’m keeping track of the cost of this quilt so I can determine the true monetary value of what we quilters are creating. So far, with materials and time, the cost is hovering around $1,000.00. This does not include the final ironing of the blocks, sewing the blocks together, quilting, backing fabric, and profit margin. That $1,000.00 is just for the materials and creation of thirty-eight blocks. Molli don’t come cheap, y’all! I will do a full breakdown of my cost analysis during the final reveal, but I’m gathering it will be around the $1,800.00 mark. Let’s hope someone has cash in hand because I don’t accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday!
Blueberry and Bavarian Cream.