December 15, 2010

Love Is 696 Squares

I'm currently quilting the hub's Christmas pressie. It's a patchwork picture of Brian Eno's Another Green World, one of the hub's favourite albums ever.

I can show it to you because it's no longer a surprise. Why? Because 1. My sewing room is wiiide open and 2. The man hovers. Oh my god does he hover.

These are 1.5" squares. 696 of them in total. Most of which are half square triangles.

I think I may have cried a little... pretty sure I did. But the glee on the hub's face more than made up for the tediousness. Plus it was necessary to make the squares smaller to benefit the perspective.

Here's the actual picture. Pretty good likeness, no?

18 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

WOW. That's all I can say. WOW.

angela said...

Fabulous. That's some serious love!

I don't know if I would have even known where to begin on something like that. Great eye!

Mystica said...

Its wonderful.

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Dresden Quilter said...

It is wonderful! That's a lot of work and a lot of love.

Amy B said...

oh gosh. Great job!

Stephanie said...

Truly Amazing! I have no idea how you figured that out, but that's some serious awesomeness for sure!!

liberal sprinkles said...

WOW, incredible work!

Aurelia said...

That's cool babe!!! nice one!

mascanlon said...

Wow, such beautiful execution!

Kris said...

Wow. That is love. It's looking great!

Dee said...

awesomeness indeed!

Katie B. said...

Best wife ever!

beth said...

Wow!!! I see some other wow's...but that's what you get when you do something that wonderful!!!

Nesha said...

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Deanna Pai said...

It looks beautiful! It must have taken an incredible amount of work, but it looks like it was totally worth it. If only I had something like that for my boyfriend! :)

Averil said...

you're pretty much the only freak i know who would sew together almost 700 miniscule bits of fabric together for some overgrown geek who mows your lawn...

^_^

Angie said...

That is love, or a of squares and patience for the one you love! Great job and I am sure that he loved it.

ScissorsandThread said...

I am catching up on my Google Reader posts after Christmas and just spied this one - wow, you must be very patient. I think it is a really good likeness for the original too.

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