The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Collector Series, the Saga Continues

I actually have three sections sewn together and had to stop after getting a headache from pounding my head against the sewing machine.  Just me and those Y seams, some witty quilter thought of that for a name for those set in seams, why is right. 

Can you spare a square is from a episode of Seinfeld, my favorite old sitcom, can you spare a square, as in toilet paper, as in only a woman would know what is feels like to be in a public restroom, in a stall, and find the roll empty and Elaine asks the woman in the next stall, 'can you spare a square'.  So for obvious reasons that came to me as did the thought that it could be the name for a quilt.  A quilt with lots of appliqued squares, my odd sense of humor.

8 comments:

  1. You must be doing something right, it looks beautifully sewn. I have no idea what a set in seam is, lol. Guess I have to look that up. I just make and sew, no fancy techniques for me;)

    Debbie

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  2. Very beautiful Nancy.......Love Seinfeld to, one of my favorites....Blessings Francine.

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  3. I really love all the blocks and the fabrics you have used. Beautiful quilt, looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  4. A male friend of ours tells the story of being in a public restroom and no toilet paper in any of the stalls. He says he used three one dollar bills as he had to go so bad. Said he was glad he had the one dollar bills because it was going to cost him $60 otherwise. We have laughed over that story so many times.

    I am familiar with trying to sew some of those quilts with different size blocks and the seams falling in different places. The designer does not give you a map of how to put things together.

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  5. it looks wonderful!

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  6. Ha, ha, I have learned by experience to always check if there is toilet paper in a stall before..... well... and I always have a package of paper handkerchiefs in my handbag for emergencies. The quilt looks great, Why-seams in all!

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  7. Now that you mentioned the Seinfeld show, yes that episode comes to mind. An experience that I am sure many of us have had. Good luck with finishing off those Y seams.

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  8. What a beautiful quilt! Your work is amazing and looks perfect to me! I have friends that can repeat all kinds of Seinfeld quotes; I remember only a couple and "spare a square" is one of them! Probably because we've all been there. :-( ~Roberta

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