Wednesday, April 27, 2011

82 days wall quilt

There is a story behind this quilt. Several years ago, someone on an email list wrote that she was working on a calendar quilt. Calendar quilt! I can do that, I thought. In my mind, each day would be a fabric square on a calendar page. Somewhere around mid-April I lost interest, and I ended up with three 5 x 7 blocks that looked vaguely like the pages of a calendar. This was one of the years that I was choosing what color to wear based on the date. The colors would rotate every nine days between red, orange or black and white, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, pink and brown, and pastels. I read this in a numerology book, and though I am not a numerology enthusaist, I liked the idea of not having to think about what to wear.
So while going through my UFOs and deciding what to do with them, I decided to take those silly calendar pages apart and use the squares in another project. But halfway through the process I decided it would be nice to reconfigure the strips into a rainbow square. So with a little rearranging, this is what I got. My husband suggested to make the border charcoal gray. It is called 82 days rather than 81 days because there is a square in the lower left area that represents two days.
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1 comment:

  1. I love this quilt -- and the story tickles me. What size is the quilt?