I have added a Kaffe Hour Counter on the left of my blog as my Mum has asked me to keep a rough tally of how many hours I spend on the diagonal madness quilt I am making for her. I took an excessive amount of time yesterday trying to work out which fabric was which in a complicated process of reading the fabric codes in the book, comparing them to the chart sent with the fabrics, looking online at pictures of the fabrics and comparing the whole lot to the fabrics themselves which are a different colour in real life than on the computer screen or in the book or on the chart. You seasoned quilters will be laughing at me now as I realised, after about three hours of this process, that the fabric reference number is on the selvedge. That's how little I know. Shame on me.
So, how about a sweepstake. How many hours do you think it will take me to finish this quilt? A gift of some fabrical description will be made available to the person who makes the most intelligent, well thought through and educated guess. This will be announced in 2015 or so when the quilt is handed over to my Mum in a ceremony where UK royalty will be in attendance (that bit's a lie). This will be judged subjectively by me - no random counter. An earlier guess will be worth more than a guess made as I put the binding on. You may guess as many times as you like but that probably will only decrease your chances of winning the fabrical gift because you will not sound so intelligent. You may give reasons for your guess and those reasons may include insults about my skill levels. Those insults will only count against you if they are lies.