I just discovered I don't have enough parts for all the blocks I need.
Have you ever made a quilt? Well, if you have, you know you are always counting the parts. At least, I am.
I count the pieces as I cut them.
I count the parts as I sew them together.
I count the blocks, and the sashings and the borders and anything else you might need.
After counting everything - twice. I discovered that I was short some parts. And, I discovered I was short those parts because I was out of any 'light' fabric. That's probably why they didn't get cut out. I had purchased some really cool fabric that went with all of my other Lexington fabrics at Pacific Fabrics last fall. I remember thinking I should go get more of it before it was all gone, but apparently I didn't. It's a sure bet there isn't any of it there anymore. So, before heading to the fabric store, I checked out my massive stash. Whoa! the perfect fabric was in there this whole time. It appears as though I was holding onto it for just this project. And, there is more than enough!
So, it was a step backwards. I cut out the missing pieces and now I'm back to sewing corner pieces together. Just a short side trip.
But...more bad news.
While I was counting all those pieces, I discovered I haven't cut out enough of the center X's. They are the biggest pieces and use up the most fabric. I'm short 13 pieces. Hmmmm.
Good thing I bought lots of fabric. I'm pretty sure I will have more than enough for those (they aren't the 'lights', they are cut from everything else).
Then, I'll have to count everything again.