Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday finish -- Bill and Lilliean

My husband spends his free time playing video games. Some people think of video games as an anti-social activity, but that's not the case at all. We regularly get together to play video games with his buddies, not to mention all of the time we spend rocking out, as a family, to Guitar Hero or Rock Band. But I digress.

This quilt is for one of my husband's video game buddies:

And a pieced back:

Mrs. Video Game Buddy really loved it!

I gave it to her when the last time we visited them and the reaction was hi-larious. I'm often the only non-engineer, non-MBA, non-technical person in the crowd and this was definitely one of those times. There were five other people with probably 13-15 advanced degrees between them but the first reaction was "Where did you buy this?" followed by "You made this?" Now, all of the folks in the room save me make semi-conductors, for crying out loud, but they were impressed with a quilt. Like, seriously impressed. Lilliean couldn't decide which side she liked better, front or back, and kept switching it around.

All of this for a scrap quilt. This is part of why I quilt.

Stash used this week: 9.5 yards
Stash used this year: 37.25 yards


Diane said...

Isn't that an awesome feeling! I'm the only one in my family who quilts. It's sometimes embarrassing how they go on about my stuff; embarrassing but nice.

The Calico Cat said...

Nice quilt - great story.

Bonnie said...

and, well they should be impressed with your quilts. You rock. Advance degrees only make folks advanced in one area. (well, usually except some over achievers! I like that quilt.

Darx said...

It's beautiful. I bet they don't build the semi-conductors with their own hands, though, and last time I checked, semi-conductors aren't very snuggly.