Monday, 7 October 2013

Does this happen to you?

Does this ever happen to you?  I was sent some Flurry by Dashwood Studio - coming to stores near you this month - to design and make a quilt.


I drew up a design in Touchdraw (an iPad and mac app). 


Printed the drawing out and fussed, fiddled and followed the diagrams to get where I needed to be. 


Finished the quilt and hung it over the fence for the compulsory photo shoot. 


Complete with close-up of the Aurifil 40wt charcoal straight line quilting.  


But all through the whole process, the word "Flurry" was making me think of the word "Surrey" and that's always followed by "with a fringe on top" and so this quilt will always be indelibly linked in my mind with When Harry Met Sally.  Does this kind of weirdness happen in your brains too or is it just me?

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  1. All the time! It must be hereditary (can you inherit things from me?) Whenever I saw Jarno Trulli driving in Formula 1 I'd sing 'Truly scrumptious, you're truly, truly scrumptious'.

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    1. I'm ridiculously excited to see a Formula 1 reference on a quilting blog. :)

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  2. It's a great quilt, and yes, sometimes those connections happen and I can never get rid of them.

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  3. It's not just you. Loved the post...what fun.

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  4. At least that's an adult movie, I am always associating things with the movies and cartoons my kids watch. Great post, and beautiful fabrics and quilt.

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  5. Love the fabric and quilt, I like tend to hum nursery rhymes, much to the embarrassment of my family.

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  6. I'm relieved this post went where it went. I thought you were going to say a freak wind blew the quilt over the fence into a cow pat. And you think your mind is random...

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  7. Um. I totally get that. I've had to explain my seemingly nonlinear (but in my head totally linear) thought process to the hubs regularly.

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  8. And when I saw the word "Surrey", it made me think of "The Holiday": when Iris (kate winslet) , tells Arthur (Eli Wallach) what part of England she is from ;Surrey! See? the rest of us do that too!

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  9. Thank you for this weeks ear worm!! LOL
    Lovely quilt.
    Cheers
    Lush

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  10. This is an amazing quilt design! Love it!!! Wow! Hope you don't mind if I pin it to my Quilt and Sew board :-)

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  11. Just you .. and your sister!! Although all the Sewing Summit reports keeps making me say 'Sal tlay ka siti' out of The Book Of Mormon!
    Cool quilt x

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  12. Gorgeous quilt you make it sound so easy!! Love that fabric too.... now there's something ese to buy! PS my brain's always doing weird things :)

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  13. Nope, all I hear now is magic round about theme for this one thanks to a certain young lady!

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  14. Totally happens to me all the time. Love that movie btw! Your quilt is fabulous. :) Well done my friend!

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  15. This happens to me all the time. I can look at various quilts I've made and a certain song or maybe a film I watched while sewing will come to mind.

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  16. Every time I pick up my black and white houndstooth quilt to work on - Michael Jackson's song keeps replaying in my head - I have to put it away again for fear of going crazy :)

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  17. YES!!! And those goofy little things usually end up as part of the name of the quilt -because I can NEVER call it what the pattern is titled... OH I CAN'T TELL YOU how glad I am to learn I am not alone! :-)

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  18. Love love love this quilt Lynne....nah, my brain never does anything crazy like that...well, maybe now and again.

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  19. Veerrry nice!! You are not alone in the brain thing...doesn't that happen to everyone?

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  20. Word association to a song? Happens all the time. Creating a quilt from the germ of an idea to the drawing board to a finished quilt hanging in a fence getting its photo taken in less time than it takes me to clean my house? Nope, pretty sure that never...yep definitely sure that never ever happens to me. My drawing board to finished quilt time frame is something on the order of the time it took to build rome! The quilt is lovely. And now I need to go watch Harry and Sally ;0)

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    1. Totally agree - NEVER happens with me either!

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  21. Oh that is a gorgeous quilt! Will we get to stroke it this weekend?

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  22. This quilt is wonderful. Nice job!

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  23. love the quilt! And what cracks me up is that you associate that song with When Harry Met Sally and not Oklahoma!

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  24. WOW!!! I am so inspired by your idea with the Touchdraw! Your quilt if fantastic!

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  26. LOVE the quilt! Great design! And I was thinking what Marcia said about Oklahoma; I was in Oklahoma once years ago and all those songs always make me smile : )

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  27. Your quilt is gorgeous! I get brain worms all of the time, but what happens to you is not quite the same. Off the top of my head, I can't think of an example of what you ask. Anyway, I wish my brain worked as creatively as yours. I don't know how you made the leap from those fabrics to that quilt. I'm so very jealous--in a good way.

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  28. I love that fabric and your quilt is beautiful!!

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  29. And I thought it was just me! Thanks for the iPad Touchdraw info!

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  30. I near ya on the thought process. I named the paper piece star I made Cairo star because a pile of the pieces looked like a Star Wars storm trooper but also a pharaoh/sphinx. Then I thought pharaonic storm trooper and I should talk to my friend in Cairo. "Oh, I'll call this Cairo Star." :)

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  31. Lynne that's some finny stuff... because ot is all to familiar! At our house I tell you everything comes back to a song or movie quote! One of my best gal pals has a hubby who goes back and forth with me! She just shakes her head because she doesn't get most of them!

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  32. I know exactly what you mean. At a quilt show I was at recently the stall next to me was called Quilting Antics, but I kept reading it as Quilting Gigantics and now can't think of it any other way! Love this quilt!! I just ordered all of these last week!

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  33. I love the way your mind works. Beautiful quilt.

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  34. oh that's funny... (and my favourite movie EVER). Beautiful quilt too.

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  35. Thanks for the smile this morning at that thought. The quilt is just great.

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  36. I think of you now and the phrase frilly knickers pops into my head!

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  37. Oh yes, that happens all the time! My co-workers tend to look at me with a frown and shake of the head when that sort of thing happens at work, but I don't care. I blame our creative minds - we are able to build bridges between areas that don't naturally belong together and make new and exciting things happen ;-)

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