… me me me – it’s my turn to write! Vof vof, it’s Nero here! Welcome my friends! Today I want to show you what we have been doing here in my ‘post and patch’. I’m not sure if these are rhombus … I thought ‘loxagons’ sounds more fun, but I was told that there can’t be a word like that. You tell me what you see here …
But first I show you something that I didn’t do – this mess!
These are thread scraps, if you didn’t know. They will be bird’s toes, dog’s ears, mouse’s moustache and this & that. And their life starts from here …
I love balls and playing and this doesn’t look fun at all, so I played a little bit …
I learnt that these are not for playing but for quilting – I know what that is – when people play with these balls they say they quilt?! If They like to play something else they take threads like in my next photo, and they say ‘sew’ (or chew?). In Finland they ‘ompelen’ and in Greece they ‘ραβω’. If you know other words for this game, please tell me, because I know only Vof and Grruff!
These are all cotton, except the orange.
And now I show you something strange – doesn’t look like the threads I have seen here around …
Vintage bobbins! Yeee – I’m so happy to have these, even I’m not allowed to play with them! I was told that these are very special and treasure! I guess because our dear friend gave them to us – Thank you so much Marion!
It’s now so great to be outside! Sun is shining and today it’s windy which means that I get exiting smells from the neighbourhood. Here I am with my dear Foxy …
… hey ! you bad bee, don’t go to bite my Foxy! …
… sorry, I was supposed to say: ‘Ta-daa-da-daa’ … or how it goes? Little orange quilt is ready! And I have named this ‘Drunken Squares’ – thank you Lady Caroline, my furry friend, (zooperson) for your lovely comment and help for the name!
These special patches are from the ‘Orange Stones’ hexagon quilt and we made ‘loxagons’ or rhombus and then played with fat cotton threads.
Behind you find small pockets for goodies … no? … for hanging?! okey – anyway too small pockets for my treats.
This mini quilt is a wall hanging and table mat – as you like and where you like! Also this could have mug rugs or coasters to match.
Thank you for joining me today! I enjoy telling you stories and reading your stories and messages! Thank you so much for them!
We all here at my Post, wish you WONDERFUL WEEKEND! Play a lot with your threads and patches and especially with balls!!!
Thank you Lynn! I’m happy to have a math techer friend! I’m just so terrible with numbers. I found the greek words where parallelograms comes – παραλληλος (parallilos) and γραμμη (grammi)! One thing why I love greek language is that it has connection to so many words in other languages and even quilting! We send hugs to Luc! x Teje & Nero
I tells my students that a rhombus is just a drunken square (or rectangle) because it is leaning over to one side. If you grab hold of one of the vertexes (the point) and pull is waaaay over, you will have exactly what you have in your mini- quilt — a really, really drunken rectangle also known in poilte company as a rhombus. As usual, your lovely stitching makes the difference from quite nice to quite wonderful. Nero, you are the best–always looking out for your girls. I wish my Lady Caroline would pose as beautifully as you do. Whenever I get the camera out she gets all shy and ducks her head. Have a happy weekend.
Hi! Thank you for a great comment! I wish you could have teached me maths! That sounds so fun and easier to get interested about maths, which was never my thing! Still if I see or hear numbers my brain stops working.
Nero is so happy to model for photos but Hanna is like your Lady Caroline. I have to speak and laugh to her to make her very happy and then I might get some good photos.
‘Drunken Squares’ – that sounds great! Happy weekend! x Teje
Love your orange mini! The hand quilting stitches really make this fabulous. I do love seeing a wonderful rainbow of perle cotton thread. You inspire me to make more time to do more hand stitching. Have a great weekend!
Thank you Terri! I enjoy hand quilting and it change the quilt so much! It’s like adding details to a painting. But also because my machine is not very good for quilting. I hope you time to hand quilt, too! Happy weekend! x Teje
This is lovely Teje! From another maths teacher, your shape is a parallelogram but when the sides of a parallelogram are all the same length, it is called a rhombus. When I introduce the rhombus shape in the classroom I usually say “This used to be a square but someone sat on it!” I like zooperson’s story too 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!
Thank you so much for your comment! I wish you would have been my maths teacher! I really don’t get well with numbers but I see that quilting is very good even for learning some maths! Have a great weekend! x Teje
Thank you Andrea! I love colours and the colour circle with those bobbins looks quite fun and beautiful! And I got yesterday 3 more colours … like I didn’t have enough, but purple and ‘melon’ was missing.
Happy weekend! x Teje
Thank you Astrid! It’s so fun that Nero is a big part of my quilting and this blog but who knows what he is thinking about all this. I guess he would prefer to spend all that time playing with me rather than watching me on the computer or quilting! Happy weekend! x Teje
Hi Astrid! I forgot to say about the quilting. I use those DMC cotton perle thread as you see in the photo. They are n:o 8. It’s very nice for quilting, comfortable to stitch and looks beautiful with a slight shine. I got yesterday 3 new colours! x Teje
It is posts like this one that make me miss Rocket the most. My other Lab has only two thoughts in his entire brain (fetch & food). Rusty won’t model, rarely stands still long enough to get the photo opportunity and generally could care less about my sewing – unless he can eat it. I love that you have Nero who always is interested in what you are doing.
Have fun in Finland when you go. I’m still planning (July). If you find any cool fabric stores or other fun craftiness, please let me know for when I go visit.
We’ve had a lovely sunny weekend here in the UK and next weekend will be our daughter’s wedding. We are all so excited! I love the pretty little orange square, so bright and cheerful. Great to see you and foxy enjoying the seunshine. Have fun! Ros
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