Tuesday, October 30, 2012

When It Rains & Blows

I got home from work early on Monday. The governor declared a state of emergency, so all workers were asked to get home safely before the weather got really bad. My area was not hit directly by hurricane Sandy, but we were expected to lose electricity at some point during the night due to the high winds. 

Not wanting to risk damage to the computer electronics in my sewing machine, I settled myself down and trimmed some of these Exquisite blocks. It's profoundly boring work, which is why I don't make quilts like this very often and then only for people I love. This one is going to my dear friend R, who considers me her "Chosen Mother." She specifically asked for this design, in blue.

 This photo was taken while standing on a stool looking down at the first seven rows of the quilt. (There will be 23 rows in all.) Sharp eyed viewers will notice I have used a variety of WOWs and I have occasionally inserted fabrics other than blue.

We all know I don't follow rules real well.


peggio said...

Looks beautiful!
I'm in N.E. as well and we survived with just a carpet of brightly colored leaves on the street and lawn from Sandy's imprint, thank goodness!

Sara said...

Are you making "bonus" HSTs as you sew these blocks?

Most times I do. But sometimes I don't think it's worth the effort!

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

This design looks great, but I can imagine that trimming all those small blocks is boring.
I really like the few yellow pieces, they make it all "pop".
Nice to read that everything is ok with you!

Tonya Ricucci said...

looks good! we were lucky enough to escape with just a lot of rain. Glad you're safe.

Quiltdivajulie said...

R is gonna love (LOVE) her quilt!!

Terri said...

Without the WOWs it would have no WOW factor. Love it!

Linda Kay said...

That is going to be gorgeous!

Queenie Believe said...

So glad you were not hit by the storm!
The quilt top is coming along nicely, a beautiful labor of love.
I like the hints of non-blue here and there... sort of a little walk on the wild side.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Love Of Quilts said...

This is a lovely quilt, it just may be a little bird inspired.