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Need a pattern that 'reminds you' of an accountant!!

Need a pattern that 'reminds you' of an accountant!!

Old 10-01-2014, 04:33 AM
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You never know when a thread on this board can be very important to someone.

To explain.....I am a retired accountant. For all my quilting years I have not been able to do really scrappy quilts. This thread really has helped me understand that my brain must see order. My quilts can be scappy, but only a few colors and many shades of those colors. My quilts can be off center, but must be a controlled off-center. I like modern, because they are big pieces of fabric and not so many little pieces, which begin to look like a jumble to me.

From all these discussions, it appears that math people are similar to me. They want control with order. Also, I've looked at some of the quilts with numbers, they are like chaos to my eyes and may be for the young man receiving your quilt.

If it were me, I would make what most young people going to college want. Find fabrics for the university he is going to or just use the colors in a simple pattern and put the letters of the school in the middle. This way, if he changes his major, he won't have to continually explain the quilt, and he will ALWAYS love the school quilt. So will everyone he goes to school with. Make sure you put his name or initials predominately somewhere on the quilt where it can't be gotten rid of easily.

I will really enjoy seeing what you decide to make.

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Old 10-01-2014, 04:52 AM
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What a great idea! I know he would love anything you do for him anyway.

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Old 10-01-2014, 06:12 AM
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How about "Rob Peter to Pay Paul"?



Originally Posted by Ellageo View Post
My grandson is going to college for accounting!! I want to make him a quilt he can use there & after..My dilemma is, I think it should somehow have a ?/blocks & columns?/ look of accounting! Any suggestions??
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
You never know when a thread on this board can be very important to someone.

To explain.....I am a retired accountant. <snip>

If it were me, I would make what most young people going to college want. Find fabrics for the university he is going to or just use the colors in a simple pattern and put the letters of the school in the middle. This way, if he changes his major, he won't have to continually explain the quilt, and he will ALWAYS love the school quilt. So will everyone he goes to school with. Make sure you put his name or initials predominately somewhere on the quilt where it can't be gotten rid of easily.
Great advice.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Ellageo View Post
My grandson is going to college for accounting!! I want to make him a quilt he can use there & after..My dilemma is, I think it should somehow have a ?/blocks & columns?/ look of accounting! Any suggestions??
My son is an enrolled agent and has a tax business, I used fabric with numbers then any pattern works!
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:57 AM
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[QUOTE My husband is an accountant, but the quilts he most loves reflect his other interests..[/QUOTE]

I agree with her husband. The last thing I wanted to think about when I came home from work was things that reminded me of work. I did enjoy accounting but wanted to leave it at the office. There is more to life than MONEY.
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Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Co. has a new pattern in the design of a plus sign. Looks easy to do. Just Google Missouri Star Tutorials to find it.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:20 AM
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My first thought was abacus but it has been mentioned. When I think of left brain art I think of fractals, those are generally very complicated, but bet you could simplify enough to make it "doable"
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:29 AM
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Nancy Zeiman has a "column quilt" that would be cute for an accountant. Stacked coins using coin fabric would be good too.
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If you like to paper piece, here is a simple dollar sign:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ofenjen/6790023364/

It's a 5" block so could be used anywhere you'd put a plain 5" piece of fabric (Warm Wishes, Disappearing 9 Patch, etc.).
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