Thursday, April 07, 2016

"Bank One - 3700" DONE, a split 9-patch


Finally done - I started this in November 2015, and it kept growing.  I said I wanted to use purple and orange, knowing the combination was unusual, but I knew it would work.  There are slightly less that 3700 pieces, but it was not difficult construction, as the entire process was streamlined.  And because the pieces are small, I could blend many scraps.  "Bank One" was embroidered on a lovely blue shirt given to me - see all the beautiful glowing blue color?  -- that shirt fabric was too good to discard. 

My husband looked and looked at the finished quilt and then HORROR came over his face when he realized there are some "odd" layouts to this quilt.   He said I messed up!!!   I laughed because that is exactly what I had planned.  At first it looks like an ordinary layout, but I wanted to "trick" the viewer exactly the way I tricked DH! 
 I did straight line walking foot MQ'ing in the darks and swirly motifs in the lights.  The border is pieced, and MQ'ed with "innies and outies" all around.  It's 304 blocks, 68" x 79" , and I put that info on the label. 

Thanks Jackie Robinson for her DVD and engineering plan! 


  1. Another great scrappy quilt. I like your layout. At first I did not see it, but after reading your post I looked at it again and laughed. I see what your husband saw and I love it! Super job!

  2. You did a great job on s very fine quilt. I especially appreciate that quilting, it looks great!

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love your scrappy quilts, and this is a beauty! Congratulations on the finish!

  4. What a cool, unexpected layout.

  5. LOVE< LOVE LOVE your quilts!! I book marked your blog!!
    Ginny M from HS!


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