So I finally counted my grandmother’s flower quilt and I have 51 “flowers”.  Here is the crazy Roberta count:

9 brown, 7 blue, 6 pink, 6 green, 6 plaid, 4 gold, 4 peach, 3 green plaid, 2 white, 2 pink floral, 1 different green, 1 peach plaid.

Yes, that is 51, and worse,  only 5 sets that can be laid out as traditional flowers in sets of six.  Awesome job planning. So I laid out four of the five flowers sets and I have 3 lights and 2 darks.  Except that the one set of dark a weird brown color I am not thrilled about. So after some complex drawings, I decided just put them together randomly in alternate lines of 8 and 7. This means I only need 2 more flowers to make 53.  Don’t ask me to explain the math. I will show you my flower football notes which I believe will get me partial credit on any quiz.

Anyway, I was starting to think about how am I going to put this sucker together.  I have made satin quilts before but a long time ago, before I cared about washability and stability.  That would probably be about the time I started this quilt.  Any recommendations for what fiber I should use batt and backing would be awesome.  I don’t believe I have any silk fibers which means the satin is either polyester or rayon.

On another topic, the ufo for this month is the cross stitch which I have been working on for at least eight years.  I’m 0 for 2, on finishes for ufos this year, and I am afraid this may be 0 for 3.  But I will give it a shot.

2 thoughts on “51 plus request for advice…

  1. Your notes are just right. At least they don’t look like the back of an envelope or receipt fished out of the trash…not that I would know anyone who does that. 🙂

    No advice here. I have never made a satin quilt, but it already glows.

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