Thursday, March 22, 2012

TGIFF!!

It's here!  I am so excited to be hosting today!  And I am doubly excited that I have a finish to show you all. 
Here's my very appropiately named Argyle Robot.
 What is there to say about this?  It's argyle, it's got a robot.  That about covers it really.
 My husband commented that this combination was very me.  Apparently argyle and robots aren't an obvious combination to most people.  But really, they so work!  What is more geeky sophisticated than argyle?  Nothing, that's what!  And robots are equally geeky sophisticated.  Especially this one, he has a bow tie.
 I backed it in fleece, which caused a whole right side wrong side internal debate while I was laying it out.  And, Holy Lint Roller, Batman, my floor is now devoid of stray threads.
 (also, I used the June Taylor fusible batting; it was on a major clearance.  My opinion: weird.  It worked well enough on the solid piece sides, but beneath my piecing, not so hot.  I still used pins.  Who am I to tell June, but I don't expect I'll be fusing it again.  I did get a queen sized batting for six bucks though, so not a total bust.)
 This was also my first time quilting with embroidery floss.  And I loved it!  It is the perfect look for this.  It had to be something as visible as floss or a whole element would have been missing.  Argyle isn't argyle with out the crosshatch.
This little bit of me is headed to my etsy shop.  We'll see if there are any other geeky sophisticates out there.

I also finished my Princess and the Pea quilt pattern.  That request took some brain power; I made a quilt pattern but I've never used one myself!  Got a few of those in my shop as well.

Your turn.  And remember, it's nice to link back so we can all click our way through, and really we all love comments.

11 comments:

Kristy QP said...

Oh this is so cute! Loving the bow tie on the robot - perfect touch!

I recently tried fusible batting too - I found I still needed pins but just not as many. I've gone back to my regular batting though as it's cheaper.

Laura said...

Love the shiny robot - looks excellent!

M-R said...

The robot is adorable, Amanda! The embroidery floss quilting showcases the argyle pattern beautifully. Thanks for hosting TGIFF! I'll have a link up in the morning (still have to pull it together). :)

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Hi Amanda. What a lovely quilt. Love the subtle colours and you did a really good job with the hand quilting. Very nice!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

ok...this was my chuckle to today! Too funny!!
But I really like the stitching on the "geek quilt" ...cute robot too :)

Judee said...

Love your quilting. Using fleece for a backing is great.

tarabu said...

I am speechless as to how to express how unbelievably awesome this is!

amandajean said...

what a fun quilt! i love argyle and how fun to mix it with a robot. why not??

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Sara said...

super quilt..very creative:)

Allison said...

argyle + robot + hand quilting = 1 super awesome quilt! I love it!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Really cute! The quilting on the argyle is perfect, and the robot is just the right touch. Awesome.