Friday, July 30, 2010

Picture Dump Friday

Today was really slow.  Here's some pics I took.
And finally,
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hawaiian Quilting

Today I wanted to share some of my grandmother's work.  She has been quilting on and off for the last ten years.  I really admire her because she does everything by hand.  She exclusively does Hawaiian quilting and wouldn't even think about doing a patchwork quilt.  They just don't appeal to her.  You should know that my grandmother is a chronic procrastinator and most of her quilts are in various states of completeness. 

No idea
Another breadfruit
My favorite one, and thus far the only complete one in the whole collection, is the pineapple quilt.  It's just so yellow and cheery.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Stripy binding

This weekend I learned why I should never leave my camera unattended when my boyfriend's over:
Oh dear.

Anyway, in non boyfriend related news, today I made some stripy binding for my Little Red Hen quilt.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Little Red Hen

The wonky star quilt has now been dubbed the Little Red Hen quilt.  Why?  I'm not entirely sure.  It's something like the word association game.  I just picked the first thing that came to mind when I saw it. 
The back of the quilt is coming along nicely.  It's not done, obviously, but I just wanted to give you an idea of what it will eventually look like once I piece it together.
I still like it even though the bulls eye block reminds me of the Target logo.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010


The Zig Zag quilt is finally done and ready to be shipped to my boyfriend's mother in South Dakota.  I don't have a lot to say about this quilt that hasn't already been said in previous posts.  I'm satisfied with how it turned out and I wouldn't change a single detail. 

My boyfriend just purchased a Cannon SLR and was kind enough to snap a few pics of my quilt.

He let me take a few too.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Red! Red! Red!

 This was my original plan for the wonky star quilt:
I wasn't exactly thrilled with the quilt when I saw it at this point in it's construction.  As much as I liked the color scheme, the blue star didn't seem to fit.  The smallest star, from afar, looked like a giant, blotchy stain.  After some hesitation, I decided to go in a different direction and created another block.
Wow!  I can't get over the richness and vibrancy of the red.
What a huge difference a few simple tweaks can make.  I'm glad I took a risk (albeit, a relatively small one) and experimented a little.

Friday, July 9, 2010

This post is about binding

After consulting the internet, I finally picked a suitable binding color for the Zig Zag Quilt. 
I can't wait to pack it up and ship it to to South Dakota.  Have you ever worked on a project for so long that the mere sight of it can make you sick?  Every time I look at this quilt I let out an audible groan.  Now I'm beginning to see why some quilters juggle three or more projects at a time; variety makes the work more enjoyable.  Looking at the same color palette for weeks on end could drive someone mad.  Well, that concludes this week's quilting rant.  Ta ta.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The adventures of the Teeny Tiny Duck (Part I)

Today the Teeny Tiny Duck sat on the head of a President,
perched on the head of a fierce lioness,
visited a friend in jail,

and took a spin in a tiny jeep.
At the end of the day she returned to her teeny tiny pond.
The motion of the water lulled her to sleep.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Packing Peanut Buddy Recipe

  • Packing peanuts
  • Felt tip markers
  • Scrap paper
  • Scotch tape and/or glue
  • Teeny tiny sticky labels
  • Trinkets, trash and other stuff around your house
  • Imagination
 Mix, blend, mash and beat ingredients to a fine pulp until mixture resembles this:

The great part of this recipe is that every batch will turn out differently; no two batches will ever be the same.
Have fun with your new buddy!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, Nick!

Today is my boyfriend's 29th Birthday.  Last year I made him a couple of Super Mario themed pillows.
He really liked them.  This year I didn't have time to make him anything and I regret not planning earlier in advance. 

Anyway, my boyfriend is awesome and here's why:
  • His asymmetric face inspired the name of this blog
  • He provides me with comfort and love
  • He loves me like no other man has before
  • He rides a motorcycle and plays guitar
  • He tolerates my weirdness
And the best part?
 He's incredibly sexy.

I love you, Nick.