Day 227

Nerd alert! You have been warned.

I have a spreadsheet called “lifetime quilt tracker.” It should be fairly self evident what the purpose of it is. I discovered this week that I have been somewhat lax about keeping my stats up to date. Like really freaking lax, for more than a year. Oops. So I spent an hour? two? today pulling out quilts,  measuring them, and counting the number of pieces in them. And then I inputted all of it and sorted by the finished date. Then I added the start dates when I knew them. Then I found out that spreadsheets will calculate time for you, oh the joy!

Stats for you….

Fastest quilt ever: six days (it measures 20″ x 18″). Slowest quilt: 447 weeks and counting!

Smallest quilt: 3.75″ square. Largest quilt: 98″ square.

I have made 49 quilts (unless I’ve forgotten a few more). I have 13 in progress and one more being started next week. And a million more ideas.

I made my first quilt in January 2004. I started my second quilt in October 2007. My third quilt was May 2010 and I haven’t stopped since.

I never bought any of this fabric:


Carolyn Friedlander, “Ledger” from her first line, “Architexture”

But when it came out I loved it. It’s SPREADSHEET fabric!


5 thoughts on “Day 227

  1. cool spreadsheet fabric. I am finding myself drawn to fabric with numbers or words lately. Oh no! it’s another quilt in the works.
    well done on the tracking, I was doing a small scrapbook page on each quilt with a photo and scrap of fabric and recipient. haven’t done that in a few years-oops!


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  3. I surfed in from the New Quilt Bloggers hop. Data is great! Thanks for sharing. I also have a spreadsheet, but it just has finished data (size, date, who it went to, etc), not information on when I started or how long it took. I can, however, tell you that my slowest quilt is right about 600 weeks and counting. Eek! It’s not even anything complicated. I’m curious what your slowest project is.


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