Saturday, January 12, 2013

eight-teen (s.o.b)

q1      Wearing the coat to protect you all from the arse-crack
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A thrown-together, no pattern quiltq9

Hand quilted with hundreds of teeny tiny stitches, some straight, some not
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Every stitch a labour of love for the birthday, and all joining to create a giant yet subtle piece of text across the quilt.q8
“Son of a bitch”
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‘cause there is something in that for both of us.

46 comments:

  1. Oh my. Love it. Love the quilt, can't believe he's 18, and LOVE the s.o.b.!

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  2. Ah you always never fail to crack me up. loving the quilted humour and lucky son of a gun to receive such a treasure and then to be bandy about the place as he does!

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  3. The SOB is throwing it around in the park???? ;)

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  4. Love love love! He's one lucky S.O.B.

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  5. BEST!!!!!
    Gorgeous quilt and happy boy's birthday too.

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  6. Happy birthday, young adult!

    I thought you didn't quilt?

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  7. I thought it was stuck in that tree, that would have been SOB!
    Happy Birthday Ric-rac Jr, hard to believe you have a son that old!

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  8. Happy Birthday to the SOB - just love that Aussie sense of humour.

    I have one soon to be 18 and am only just finishing the piecing. I'm afraid there won't be time for teeny tiny stitches done by hand - mine will be stitches done by machine but still with love and still not all straight! I hope it ends up looking as good as the SOB's one.

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  9. Absolutely brilliant! Happy birthday to the young man.

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  10. Looks like the quilt was a hit. LOvE the flying photos

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  11. Was this practice for his job waving placards on street corners?

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  12. Looks awesome. I knew what s.o.b. would stand for but seeing it next the 18 yr old bit I thought it might also be you sobbing at the relentless growing up. Happy Birthday to your boy and I love the quilt. I'd also love to see a close up of your hand quilting. I love the look of hand quilting and have been contemplating some myself (one of these years) did you enjoy it?

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  13. Has he cut his hair? he looks so growed up! Now you're officially old haha

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  14. Wonderful gift, perfect photo shoot!

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  15. Ah, yes 18. We have recently met. You are certainly not what I remembered!
    There have been plenty of tears - mostly mine! Maybe a SOB, is easier than a DOB!

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  16. What a fantastic quilt. Great to see one that's not so girlie as most seem to be.
    Rosie

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  17. lol! you did NOT??!! You DID??!! I respect you even more now! ;p Thanks for covering the crack...too much for my eyes to handle...sheesh! ;p

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  18. ha ha that's awesome! Happy Birthday.

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  19. That first photo is a keeper. 18 what a great time of life Happy Birthday to the boy may he have a wonderful year.

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  20. Am I the only one who thinks that the way your son is treating his quilt shows a lack of respect for the work you have put into it.I would be hurt and probably angry too! Or am I just out of touch with the behaviour of young men these days?

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  21. So now he's 18 does that make you old/older? Happy Birthday to your boy and love the quilt and the humour that goes with it.

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  22. Brilliant Jodie and well done on raising and 18 yr old.

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  23. Hi Jodie, it is horrible to wake up in the morning and find you no longer have children but are sharing your space with adults. It is a scary prospect! How can one all of a sudden be old enough to have an adult child? So Not Fair.
    Please tell him to be nice to all your hardwork. He's had his fun, now he needs to protect an heirloom.
    Cheers (and congratulations to you and Mr RicRac on surviving it all thus far).

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  24. Ha, ha, good one, Jod; you crack me up every time. Great quilt, great parents, lucky kid. Birthday greetings to your boy.

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  25. Now, that's why I bloody love you...

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  26. Jodie - Tarn pinched my comment. This is far & away the best ever quilt. You know I really want to see the teeny stitches don't you. x

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  27. PS: Happiest of birthdays to him.

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  28. Beyond brilliant. I could do with a bit of 18 year old arse crack, though.

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  29. Awesome pressie and happy birthday to Mr Jnr Ric-Rac

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  30. Damn. Your brilliance and funniness totally make my day(s). You know that, right?

    Fantastic quilt. no. FANTASTIC!!

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  31. special and love the photos too:)

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  32. special and love the photos too:)

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  33. Oh, that was too too funny! You are so great. Happy birthday, is that what 18 looks like?! Yikes!

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  34. Holy Cow -- you're hysterical! Happy Birthday to your Baby. You're the Perfect Mother!!!

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  35. So I've seen my fair share of quilt posts. And quilt pictures. And quilt photoshoots. And I've written them and photographed them and Photoshopped them. And this is by far, BY FAR my most favorite one ever. Seriously. This is perfect and I love it. Happy Birthday Mr. 18. I hope he knows how unbelievably awesome his mother is. He couldn't be a s.o.b. without her ;)

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  36. Best action shot of a quilt ever! I appreciate the wearing of the coat, thank you. Happy Birthday to the s.o.b.! Is this your youngest?

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Hellloooooo !!!!