Tuesday, June 23, 2015

hello, handsome!!!

this time i'll start out with a picture instead of filling up an entire page with words, lemmetellya...
so very, very cuh-reepy, lemmetellya!!!
Michael Myson has a young man in his life who is like a son to him ... Mason Nikison will be sixteen at the end of this year ... this quilt is for his birthday (and christmas, too, Mason - on the off chance that you might be reading this - don't be looking for any other thing under the tree, lemmetellya)... 
and it is actually finished six months ahead of schedule, lemmetellya... 
ahead... 
a head... 
tee hee hee 
and, seriously, i just might give it to him early cuz i really do not want to spend any more time with these guys living in my house, lemmetellya...
say hello to my little friend...
the two skulls were only 432 pieces of fabric... 
the roses, however, are a different story... 
each rose is 51 pieces... 
there are 20 of them... 
do they look like 1020 pieces of fabric?!?
yeah, i didn't think so, either, lemmetellya... 
and when Michael Myson said that he thought they were printed on fabric?!? well, i stopped making them, lemmetellya...

and just when you thought it couldn't get any creepier...
it's enough to give a poor woman nightmares, lemmetellya!!!
the World's Best Longarm Quilter, Liz Bowman of Milan, Michigan, quilted sugar skulls in the center with... 
wait for it... 
wait for it... 
glow-in-the-dark thread!!! 
the roses and skulls border is quilted with thorny roses in red thread... 

i swear, i could NOT sleep in a room with these guys, lemmetellya...

but enough about THEM... 

now lemmetellya what i learned from this...
pink is NOT the new black!!!
and it isn't NEWS to me, lemmetellya...
 it is a very, very good idea to PREWASH... 
those dye grabbers were from the third time i sent the reds through the wash...
i was beginning to think that i would never get to start making roses ... so i threw them back into the washer one more time with some more dye grabbers and a few pieces of the skull's white fabric...
what does this dye grabber have to say for himself? 
"Just doin' my job, ma'am."
and i decided that when the quilt is gifted, it will be accompanied by a box of dye grabbers, lemmetellya...

and the other thing that i learned is that i should not ask a question if i might not like the answer because it just might lead to having to make a cuh-reepy skull quilt, lemmetellya...


Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.
Patrick McGoohan

3 comments:

Gretchen said...

I love this labor-of-love quilt!! The sugar skulls quilting is to die for and the running reds are to dye for HAHAHAHA couldn't resist. You get all the points for making those roses. Seriously it is spooktacular!!!

Annemiek said...

My first red/white/black skull quilt turner pink after washing, in spite of pre-washing and loads of color catching thingys......
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Handsome in every detail. Feel the pat on the shoulder, it s an amazing job very well done!!!

Jennifer said...

Oh - that's brilliant! Amazing! You have done yourself proud!! The quilting is the finishing touch! That young bloke better like it or else......