Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Autopilot

Sometimes when your brain is on overload, and you're too tired to even do hand quilting, you just need some mindless sewing. I grabbed a bag of cut off triangles that I scooped up/rescued from the garbage at quilt retreat last year and started sewing them together. No thinking was required. My hands know how to do this task even when my brain is on autopilot. 
Can you guess how many HST's were sewn in that pile?!?
You won't believe it! Leave a comment with your estimated number and the closest guess will win a prize...maybe the whole lot of unpressed, untrimmed HST's?!? 
No...I wouldn't do that to you! 

38 comments:

Kathy said...

I love mindless sewing! My guess is 342 HST. I love other peoples scraps. Soooo much fun.

Millie said...

I have no clue. But I know how relaxing it can be to sew on autopilot after a big project is complete. (Or even when I need to take a break in the middle of one.)

Thanks for the "Brave" compliment.

Ariane said...

I'm guessing 280! Don't you just love to sew that way!! No thinking!!!

stitchinpenny said...

My guess is 261, because you lost one!

dedication is required to collect and sew all of them!

Elaine M said...

324, sometimes I need mindless sewing, it's relaxing.

Yvette said...

I could use some mindless sewing too. I think there are 300 triangles there.

Anonymous said...

You crazy girl...my guess would be 124. I find handquilting relaxing but not for autopilot nights. Hugs
Your Northern Blog Stalker!!

Janet O. said...

No idea--maybe 225? You need things like this on nights when the brain won't engage. If you work on something that takes thought you just end up with the seam ripper in hand. : )

jeaniequilts said...

No idea but my guess is 154. Glad you had some mindless fun. Will miss seeing you at the DDC this session.

Quilt n Queen said...

My wildest guess is 204...have a wonderful day Kathy...from a south of the border follower from muggy Michigan.

Maxine said...

Those little triangles add up. I bet there are 480 of them on that little pile. Thanks for the fun.

Karen said...

Wild guess of 560.

AnnieO said...

Mindless piecing is definitely relaxing--the Zen of sewing!

Hmm, that's a pretty tall pile of HSTS...I'm gonna guess 213.

Teresa in Music City said...

Hahaha! It's fun to take a break and set your mind to figuring out a little puzzle once in a while :*) I'm going to go with 400 - a nice round number =^..^=

Cherie in St Louis said...

Wow, that's a lot of free triangles! I love scraps :) Do you have 198 in the pile there?

Gill said...

How about 285??

Karen said...

I say 140. That pile looks deceiving. :)

Terri said...

How about 100 even...seems impossible, but life is stranger than anything.
Hugs

Mary said...

I'm guessing 346. The sewing is the fun part. I hate the pressing and trimming part. Hope you can find a good movie or tape to listen to while you do it.

Shirley said...

242? I've been mindlessly stitching hexies. Someday, I hope to kick my mind back in gear!

Becky said...

I too love mindless sewing. Let's guess 158:)

rutigt said...

Not easy to guess.....hmmmmm "thinking"....333!
Gun, Sweden
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scraphappy said...

432 is my guess. Sometimes mindless sewing is just the right solution to a long day. Glad your machine is working again.

Maureen Haynes said...

My guess ia 175.

Julianne said...

222!!

* said...

Mindless sewing to me is strip piecing although I am getting ready to try crumb blocks. I'm going to guess 180. And, no, I don't what anymore HST's. ;-)

Glynis said...

I'm guessing 148 and the colours look beautiful and will be very pretty it whatever quilt you put them into.

Sherill said...

I'm thinking....277. Wonderful scraps!

Missy Shay said...

Since I just sewed 240 Dresden plate wedges, that is what I am going to guess! LOL
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Deb said...

Wow... I was thinking 88 but seem to be in the very low numbers! Mindless sewing is wonderful.

SandraC said...

I will guess 123!

dortha said...

I venture a guess of 187.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

I don't BELIEVE it! Angela (soscrappy) took my exact guess! LOL. Go figure.

So.....I'll say..... 424

What a FUN contest!

Any word yet when Brother comes back?? My heart is so sad for you :(

Jane said...

One hundred twenty-three? Love mindless sewing!

Ellen in Oregon said...

My guess is 187. I based this guess on nothing rational what-so-ever. Mindless is good, but do not lose track of where your fingers are in relation to the needle. For those who like to iron (I don't know anybody in this category) your pile of HSTs would be a great prize.

Reenie said...

My guess is 136. I love mindless sewing. You can FEEL the tension of the day leave you while you are doing it!!!

Rosa said...

I go with 450.A big number of HTS to a big quilt.

Janette said...

I would guess at 137. I am glad to hear it is not just me. Janette