Sunday, December 20, 2015

Snowblowing for Seniors, and Quilt of Many Pieces, ("Bank One")

Yeahhhhhh - I can still do this job!  What IS it about a heavy snowfall, and feeling closed in?  We have enough food to last until May!
The day was cold, blustery, but I WAS having fun, even when I forgot to turn the chute away from my face!  DH decided I wasn't going to have all the fun!   
Below is my current project on my living room "design floor."  There are 3648 pieces, blocks are 3.75 in.  This is a SYSTEM, Strip and Slash, inspired by Jackie Robinson.  Blocks are now sewn to each other and I am getting rows together.  I opted for a less complex layout, hoping the quilting design would not present problems. 

I chose many purple and orange fabrics.  I LOVE that blue glow!  Thank you for your shirt, Sean. (Sean once worked for Bank One and had a company shirt.)  Scrappy quilts NEED one fabric that does not quite "go".   
Here is a closeup.  12 to a block, and 304 blocks, 16 across and 19 rows = 3648. 


Elaine Adair said...

Just a self-test to see if my comments appear on my yahoo addy via my blog reading list.


Elsie Montgomery said...

This is just a test too... just to tell you that you are way too ambitions. 3648 pieces - really!
Merry Christmas! :-)

Janet O. said...

Looks like you got a lot of snow dumped on you. We are getting a lot of snow, too, but the temps keep vacillating and we will get a warm day in between and lots of the snow melts.
That is a beautiful quilt. You are right about the blue. Did you have to beg for that shirt? *LOL*
My oldest son and my oldest grandson each have shirts that I am tempted to rip off of them each time I see them wearing them. They would look great in a quilt! : )

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! That's a lot of pieces. Not sure I could keep them all going in the correct direction. Beautiful

Shasta Matova said...

Wow that is a lot of snow. It is just raining here now. We had snow flurries the other day but that's about it. The quilt is ambitious, and pretty. Good for you for being able to design it on the floor.

Chantal said...

I love the blue in the quilt too. Nice touch. Slipt 9 patch is on my to-do-someday list as I really like the look of it. I love your rendition. Great work!
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Gypsy Quilter said...

Love the quilt, but truly, you may keep the snow. 70 degrees here this week and grateful for it.

Ruth said...

The snow is so pretty! And you are cranking out another quilt that will be special to someone.