Saturday, December 3, 2011

A new project......

I cut enough pieces for 42 blocks while the heating repair was happening so I sewed a few last night.  I don't know if I'll leave it random or place each size of center square on a diagonal pattern.  I have 4", 5" and 6" centers and the blocks are 10" finished.  I'll be working today at Quilter's Heart, her last day of business.
Here is the gigantic old pump that worked for 58 years with a 12.5" ruler next to it.
That little aqua thing is the new pump.  I can actually get back in that space now without dodging a pump.  I told you my boiler was huge.......I wasn't kidding!  The new one which I will probably get in April will be about a fourth of that size.


17 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

You are luck the pump lasted that long. They ususally don't last. My husband owned a business where he rebuilt them and I wound coils of copper to rewind many of those pumps. The blocks are very interesting and the conbination of the black white and orange is stiking. Chris

True Blue Nana said...

The black and white looks great. I did something like that a couple of years ago. My blocks were smaller but I wished about halfway through that they were bigger. I like the same color in the middle too. It unifies the whole design. Maybe I will try that again.

Lynne said...

You were very productive even around the workmen - well done.

karenfae said...

nice blocks, hope your new heating system will be working great when you have all that is needed for it.
Karen

Sue said...

We have a pump just like your old one. Your boiler looks newer than ours though.
Your quilts are so beautiful and you are so productive!

Mary said...

I'm unfamiliar with this kind of heating system as we live in the toasty south, but it surely looks impressive and you surely got your money's worth out of it. Then again, you should see how big some of our air conditioning units are!

Anonymous said...

People see different things in your blog entries. I understand as a quilter there are twelve and a half inch rulers to account for the seam allowance, but why would a floor covering ruler put on an extra half inch? Also through your blog let us know how much fabric you acquire through the store closing.

GerryART said...

Greys, Reds, Black.

I love it

hugs
Gerry

Leslie said...

You have such a knack for varying the scale and texture of the b/w fabrics you choose. I learn a lot from your fabric choices! And I love the simplicity of the orange squares, including the fact that they're different sizes. Makes it more interesting. Really nice, Wanda! :-)

Needled Mom said...

The blocks look wonderful!

Glad the pump issue is resolved until spring. Yeah!!!

Belinda said...

Oh yes...what a great 'reward' project in the flannel!!!

I always find it a little stressful when there are 'people/stranger' doing work in the house!! I can see they fixed you up pretty good with the new pump!!!

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

geez louise that was a good pump to last so long! Do you wonder what you were doing when it was installed, 58 years ago? They don't make em like they used to.

You did a great job sewing up those blocks so quickly, I like what you've done! I'd probably still be staring at the fabric, scratching my head.

Anonymous said...

I wondered how you would combine the red with your black, white, and greys. So now I know... Looks great !

Now this is one time my husband will enjoy looking at your blog. (*._,*) He will appreciate the old pump and the new one. Our new system is all computerized. It saves so much space in our "furnace room" and so much easier to vacuum around now.

J~MT

Sharon said...

Something lasted 58 years! Geez, you don't hear that anymore. LOVE the blocks, great idea to vary the centers, this is going to be such a great quilt.

Sheila said...

Love the blocks! And the orange, black and white combination.
Who would have thought.

Anonymous said...

I like the quilt pattern for using flannel fabrics. I'll have to gather up what I have and start cutting.
We just had to replace my mom's furnace and the new one is only a third the size of her old one. I was amazed that her gas bill went down so much and the house seems warmer.
Thanks for sharing.
cindy

hetty said...

I love your new quilt blocks! It seems you can be productive even when there are repair guys around. Hope you'll be toasty warm this winter.