Sunday 18 October 2009


More stitching and piecing, ironing and a little bit of unpicking thrown in, and halfway through the day, this was the result....

I thought I was going quite well until I saw the photo, because all I saw were.....

that's right.....butt cheeks!! 

I couldn't believe it!!! All my planning in the design stage....I was aiming for a sophisticated looking, artistic, heart-like shape, with movement, folds and sensual curves....... and I ended up with an odd- shaped gluteus maximus *cringe*. 

We giggled for ages thinking of appropriate (or maybe inappropriate) names for my 'treasure', as the design for the top half was only halfway through...the other half was not quite symmetrical but did mirror the pattern.  Here it is at the end of the afternoon.......

See what I mean????  We had names like 'bum chums' and others which had us laughing in fits....and then we thought if we turned it upside down, it could be called 'bosom buddies'!!! (droopy, at that!)....aaah, the brain does tend to go a little silly after a day and a half of calculations and too much concentration!

But in all seriousness, it didn't turn out too badly....not quite the heart-shaped design  I'd imagined in my head but...... not a disaster either.....and we all had so much fun!  I just love girly weekends where you can sit and stitch and spend time with a heap of lovely, talented ladies.....and learn something new in the process!  Now, if only we could do more of it!

Still, I don't think I'll get to finish this one till Christmas holidays begin....too many other projects to complete before then, so it will remain a WIP until then and I'll have to think of another more appropriate name for my creative work!!! 

What name would you give it???  I'd love to hear your ideas.

Have a great week and sugary hugs to you all,

'o) Wendy B


Barb said...

Tooo funny, I am still laughing....

no names from me, you did good on your own!!

Narelle said...

Sounds like a great group of ladies to spend happy times with.
I love the colours ... looking good.
Despite being the 'butt' of jokes ... I thought a name including the word 'mountain' or 'ranges'.
But then I always have trouble naming mine too.

Narelle said...

Hey Wendy,
I think that Narelle had the best names for the start of that lovely quilt Mountain or Ranges sounds good to me. As where you live you have them around you. If i can ever get going and make anything as good as your quilt i will be very proud of myself as you should be.

Kerry said...

congratulations on a job well done!
The colours show the design beautifully. I thought of the Sydney Opera House so maybe something around that, or else Many Peaks.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Lol... Wendy, you *crack* me up!!! My first impression was "Wow! Stunning!"... so impressive, Wendy! And then I had a right little chuckle when I saw the butt cartoon! Bum chums is an awesome name! I don't think i would ever have seen that unless you said.

It is gorgeous darling!
Hugs! Vikki xoxo

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I did have a chuckle....overall I think it looks great even with the bum thing happening...LOL

clare's craftroom said...

Hi Wendy , at least you can say you worked your butt off making it , lol ! I think it looks great . Thanks for visiting my blog , it's nice to meet you !

Tozz said...

I have often looked at these fantastic quilts..and yours is great! I did laugh about the bum cheeks tho and a name I dont have. Its a hard one. How lucky are you to have a stitching day with much fun. hugs Vicki