Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Can you imagine this car...
without these horns?

Of course not.

Yes, this is my car. Yes, I am totally a redneck. But sort of a ghetto kind of redneck.

I have wanted a huge old convertible ever since I got my driver's license. We got this car about three years ago, but it was lacking something- it wasn't quite tacky enough. So one of Paul's friends gave me this set of steer horns for it. In a fit of gratitude I promised him a quilt. I have been working on it for well over a year now and it's finally done!

I robbed the fish skeleton shape for this from our friend's tattoo. He has this on his upper arm. I had to simplify it a little, but it's definitely recognizable as his tattoo.
This is the quilt I started for Project Improv. I really wanted to piece the fish skeleton rather than applique it, but I tried and tried and finally gave up. I guess I just don't have the wonky gene.

I did use batiks in the quilt and really "guyish" colors so it was WAY out of my comfort zone and it was hard to make myself work on it. I do like how it turned out. It's funny- I often choose clothes in these colors but I had a hard time sewing with them.

The back was inspired by this quilt. It was a little tricky to match up with the front. I would not have been able to do it if I hadn't had my mom's help. She has a set of wooden rails that we use to either tie quilts or pin-baste them. It was much easier to match up that way than if I had been trying to tape it to my floor which is what I usually do.

I like this quilt, but I don't love it. It isn't one that's hard to give up. I am so glad to have it off the WIP pile! I have been working hard this summer to whittle down my stack and have made a lot of progress on it. It will feel really good to be able to start new projects guilt free.


  1. OH. MY. GOD. I love love love that quilt. Seriously. I ADORE the fish skeleton motif. You rock. And so does your car.

  2. OH GET OUT!!! Is that REALLY your car....COOL!

  3. Just love that fish skeleton! May have to try something like it. Your friend must be really cool - and I just know he LOVES that quilt!

    Now about that car - didn't see the fluffy dice. Can't have a convertible with horns without fluffy dice... if you're gonna have cool you have to have groovy to go with it...


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