I've had them sitting on a shelf for months and months, and I was in the mood for something simple, so I picked them up and started sewing.
Just pairs together, but there are a few of them so it became a pretty pile in no time.
I laid them all out and I am loving it! But it's obviously not enough for a quilt top.
I always have the same discussion with myself at this point about what size constitutes a quilt top. I can never remember what size a cot blanket is supposed to be, or how big a single bed is. This usually leads to my googling or grabbing my tape measure and running up and down the stairs over and over again (coz I'm not smart enough to write it down the first time I measure... Or the second).
Today I googled. And then I drew a diagram and did some quilt maths.
If I wanted to make a lap size quilt, and I think I do (how cute would this be to snuggle up under and read a book!) I need to add 24 rows and 10 columns. This means I need another 19 mini charm packs. I don't know if I can justify that.
I could probably buy yardage, or even a layer cake. But then I'd have to cut it up, and my measuring is never going to be as precise as the mini charm people's...
I've literally just done the math and it would save me $23.49 to buy a layer cake instead of minis. Can I justify this by putting a price on my time? How long do you reckon it would take to cut 672 mini squares??
Although if I bought the layer cake instead of the minis, I could almost justify buying 2. After all it's another $15.50 more than the 19 packets of minis... And then I could have a bigger quilt! But do I need a bigger quilt? All my maths is for a lap size.
I did my diagram a little bit differently to normal. The top section is what I have made out of three charm packs. It's 18 x 6. So not so big. The bottom section was to give me an idea of size comparatively.
All these numbers have me turned around!! I don't know what to do!!!
If it were you, what would you do?