Saturday, January 19, 2008

Carolina Crossroads Piece Count

Maybe I shouldn't have done it, but I just tallied up the pieces in my CC quilt. How many pieces do you think there are? Scroll down for the final answer...









































2,781

Could that be a mathematical error? I don't think so. Now I'll have to add in border pieces, binding, and backing for a truly accurate count. Don't be looking for that answer tomorrow, LOL!

Here's the breakdown. Correct me if I'm wrong...

~160 for sashings and cornerstones
~300 for split rail blocks
~900 for first 9-patches
~720 for second 9-patches
~240 for half 9-patch blocks
~400 for hourglass blocks
~41 for squares
~16 for triangles to make side triangle units
~4 for triangles for corner units

~Joan

4 comments:

Ila said...

Whew! Don't forget binding!

Really tuned out neat.

Canquilt said...

I'm with you, the color is always the most important thing for me. Not necessarily the actual color but the values of the colors in the quilt. However, if you put a room of quilts together, I would always be drawn to the pastels and the 30's colors, even though I don't decorate with them or make them much. But, they always make me feel happy.

Anonymous said...

I love your CC quilt. I also enjoyed your monologue of "what makes a quilt stand-out". I have seen a number of the CCs and I think while color is the most important element, design is second. Your layout, along with the dark fabrics, highlight different aspects of the pattern. No wonder quilting is so very interesting and who says it is not an art. Your quilt by the way, is definitely a work of art.

Marilyn R said...

I love your version of the CC quilt! I am making it too, but I am just beginning clue #7. I have made many quilts, but I think this one takes the prize for the most pieces. Thanks for doing the math!