Monday, January 11, 2010


3460. My home address? Nope. My PIN number to some bank account? Nope.

3460. The number of pieces in the quilt top I just finished today, which was then shipped off to Mark's cousin, Ione, which she will beautifully machine quilt and we will then donate for auction in April.
I took this picture before I added the "woven ribbon" border, at which point I could no longer take a picture of the quilt top because it was 110" square. And who has unobstructed floor space that big?
Finally completed.
The bow at the bottom. The blue ribbon goes around all four sides.
Other than the panel in the center (above) which has the two bluebirds (560 pieces), this was the block with the most pieces (271).

And this is my favorite block (217 pieces), just in case you were wondering.

3460. Because I thought piecing could give me the look of applique. You know...without all the work.


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Grandma G said... #

Oh my word!!! That is absolutely gorgeous!! I can't imagine making something like that... and all those 3460 pieces!!!!! I won't even ask when you started it....

And you're going to DONATE it?!?! How GENEROUS you are!!!

Yeah... "without all the work"... uh huh.

Christa Wiens said... #

That's amazing, Cindy! Can't wait for April! Save me a front row seat :)

Sra. Brooks said... #

Absolutely beautiful. And I love that you kept count of all the pieces!

The Luedtke Family said... #

And you want to expand your creative horizons? I think you just completed your NYR!!!

Jessica Jones said... #

Oh my gosh. Cindy, you are AMAZING. Never in a million years could I make that.

Anonymous said... #

That is incredible! It looks like it took a LOT of work (I really don't know much about quilting)! I love the way the blue ribbon around the edge overlaps into the whole thing, that really caught my eye.

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm glad that you liked what I wrote because I thought I was being a little blah-blah. :D

I guess I'll see you around Slow Reader's Club!

k said... #

That is so, so beautiful. You should be so very proud of yourself for completing it.

JHNickodemus said... #

With out all the work....ha...ha...ha. It's gorgeous dahling!

JHNickodemus said... #

With out all the work....ha...ha...ha. It's gorgeous dahling!

Lisa A said... #

I'd much rather piece than applique. It's beautiful.

Drucilla's Stitches said... #

I just came across your blog....what an amazing quilt!!! Look forward to visiting again.
Thanks for sharing!

CitricSugar said... #

Ho. Ly. WOW. That is incredible.


Wow. Too bad they won't let you send hero cookies through the mail.... I send you a HUGE one. (Or 3460 really little ones...)