Saturday, March 5, 2016

Do I really have a problem?

Some days ago - after talking about boxes and boxes with squares, and that hubby threatens to move out because it's not space for him anymore - one said to me; 'you have a problem'! LOL 

... and here is my 'problem'...

Yep! Boxes with squares in different sizes!
The squares are sorted on sizes and some boxes had squares in different sizes. Spent some time today organizing and cutting more scraps. Reduced the amount of boxes with three, a good sign! :)

I think I have to show you what is hidden in some of the boxes

This one, it's the large black one to the top right on the first photo.
It consists of 5500 2 inch squares, all from earlier swaps. Still it's not enough squares (from swaps) for a King size quilt (108 x 108 inch)! :) lol I do not plan to make a King size though, even if that had been fun! The problem will be to quilt it on my 'Dear Nina'. 6400 2 inch squares are needed to make a King size quilt! 

Christmas fabric - 2 inch squares. I have no clue how many there are, I haven't counted.

These boxes consist of 2 and 2.5 inch squares. Some are for a possible next swap (it's not confirmed it will be another swap this year) and some are just for me. :) The box to the right consists of orphan blocks and HST (half squares triangles). The idea is to make a 'wild' quilt using up all those HST's. 

2.5 inch squares. No counts. 

Batiks..... need to cut more.... The idea was to cut and sell small packages containing 50 squares each. I did it 3-4 years ago and sold it all on Etsy as well as eBay.

You may wonder; 'what does she do with all those squares'? 
My answer is; 'I'm addicted and I'm working on it!' :) 

I have just finished thread basting my second Postage Stamp Quilt where I have used squares entirely from swaps. 
That will be another post. :) You can see the first one I made from swaps here 



Chantal said...

At least your problem is very well organized and containded. Wish mine was half than well behaved lol. ;^)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

if you have a problem then I have a problem too because I have boxes of squares stacked on the shelves and strips, and strings. Then there are all the other bits and pieces LOL -- we are addicted to fabric but it is so much healthier than other addictions isn't it :) we are happy with our fabric and will just keep making more and more patchwork quilts.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

You are so well organized! I think it's wonderful.Not a problem at all!

Bev C said...

Hello Astrid,

What a lovely problem to have, enjoy that addiction. I would cover the boxes in pretty paper to hide them a little from hubby!

Enjoy your quilting.

Happy days.

Sally said...

NO PROBLEM!!! I'm so impressed with your organization as others have commented. PS...Love those Nancy Halversen Christmas prints!

Janie Kemp said...

I don't know if you have a problem, but you sure do have a stash!! Makes me want to dig through the boxes and make something. :0)

ria vogelzang said...

Oh wow!!! You don'thave a problem........! You have lots of opportunities!!!!
Love all of your squares!
Enjoy cutting them and soon (I hope...) enjoy sewing them!
Love, Ria.

Trines hobby said...

Du verden, så ryddig og greit! Det der såg ikke ut som et problem:)

Karen S said...

Wow, you are so organised. This looks great.

Chezvies said...

amazing. You're so organized! It's very inspiring