There are times when I struggle with basic arithmetic. It gets worse with planned quilting projects, especially large ones. Usually I estimate that I need four yards of fabric and I really need five. This is the first time that I have overestimated how much teal fabric (pictured above) I needed. Since it is for my daughter’s quilt, I’m quite delighted to have a little more room for error. It’s also a fabric that I really like, so that’s a bonus.
Being less capable at addition than I would like is one of the reasons I prefer to work on small art quilts. It’s also why my contributions to the guild’s charity quilts are usually of the scrap variety. I console myself that my difficulty estimating the yardage I might need is a huge boon to my local quilt shop. We want to keep these places in business, after all. Still, I’m celebrating the win of buying more than I needed rather than scrambling to find the same dye lot of this fabric.
Luck and wisdom!