Tuesday, 29 June 2010

glory holes portholes


after a very funny conversation with my mum on the phone last night, the quilt she and i are making together will be called 'portholes'. she didn't know what glory hole meant, so i obliged by reading her her some racy stuff from google. she had no idea. haha. dad's useful contribution was "call it arseholes", but no, we decided, that's just plain rude. so, portholes it is, given that there are lots of, well, portholes type shapes in the quilt. and according to google, that's not known for anything other than a window in a sailing vessel, certainly nothing to do with public lavatories and willies, anyway.
above are a few examples of said porthole type shapes (more commonly known as circles, in certain areas of the world, i believe) it's been given to mum to stitch together then quilt...am seriously looking forward to it being finished.
ps...in case you are confused, i'd better just clear up the fact that the first quilt mum and i were making just didn't work...so i utilised the quilt i made for that to be seen through circles in the canvas. recycling. upcycling. whatever.

10 comments:

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Sandrine Deleuze said...

This is such an amazing work ! Would you agree to explain me how you made them ?? or propose a tutorial here on your blog ?! thank you so much ! Smooch from Belgium !

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

I still like Glory Holes. Would've taken a lot of balls. But I guess that's not what you were aiming for with this lovely piece. ;P

littleblackduckblog said...

they look fabulous - can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Helen said...

i didn't know what glory hole meant until i was put to right by my work colleagues last year. My mum and dad use the term quite freely for somewhere you'd dump stuff you didn't want. somewhere you could secrete away stuff in a hurry if you had surprise visitors! i'd described my spare room as such and was surprised by the titters it raised. I had to find support in our quality manager (aged in his 50s) to back up my assertion that the phrase was used in another way!

PaperPumpkin said...

I never knew what any of it meant...nnot sure i do even now! but I like your porthole quilting very much! ~Kathy

stephanie levy said...

hey this is looking incredible, beautiful and unique :)

Jenevieve said...

I just found your blog through Bugs and Fishes. You have some great ideas and gorgeous fabrics!
I love the idea of a your 'porthole' quilt, it looks great!

Veronika said...

Oh, this is beautiful! YOu're so talented!
And you write very funny! Makes me smile :)

Can I let you know about my own blog I've just started very recently? I'm quite excited about it and I hope you'll like it enough that you'll visit me once in a while! :)
www.lalomino.wordpress.com
Thanks!-Veronika

Stone said...

Nice !

liberal sprinkles said...

omg the portholes are glorious! I clicked over from Pinterest. Loving your blog!