Today I hope to make you laugh, or giggle, if just for a moment.
First the joke:
What flower grows when you plant kisses?
(Find the answer below.)
A big thanks to Joan, at Moosestash Quilting, who came up with this blog hop. Also, to the many designers who decided to join in. So far it's been fun to see what they have made.
For me, this was a challenge to come up with a design. I usually am the last one to understand the joke. I am not quick witted to say something funny (and when I do, my friends are surprised, to say the least.) After Christmas, Joan had an entire post about laughter-the health benefits, the interaction between mind and body, and its contangiousness and asked quilters to join the blog.
I took the challenge and searched for "children and humor" on the internet. I figured I'd be able to find something in that catagory that made me laugh and would be easy to sew. I found the joke (above); and, the answer is in my quilt!
I titled it, Butter Flies and Two Lips.
- I made it with cottons and felt, a few beads and some hand stitching.
- I sewed the sky and grass together.
- I cut out the sticks of butter, lip shapes, tulip stems, and leaves from felt.
- The butterfly wings were scraps of Island Batik cottons.
- I sewed the raw edges of the stems and leaves by machine.
- White fleece was topstitched behind the lips (after a slit for the mouth was cut in the lips).
- Lips were zigzag stitched onto the stems.
- The sticks of butter were pinned in the sky, one wing placed behind the stick and two on the front. All were topstitched (with raw edge stitching).
- The beads were sewn on by hand and the mouths and antenna were hand stitched.
- I quilted the layers, working around the appliques.
I had never made a split-binding to match the background. I got it done with a little re-working (ripping stitches) and it lined up well. The back is a fun floral from my stash.
Thank you for stopping. I hope you giggled a little and have had fun at the other blog posts on this hop. This is the last day of the blog.
Here is the list of all the blogs, in case you missed any.
Tuesday March 24
Just Because Quilts
Patchwork Breeze (you are here)
Just Because Quilts
Patchwork Breeze (you are here)
Monday March 23
Wednesday March 18
Great quilt! I laughed out loud when I saw your Two Lips! They are hilarious! You did a super job stitching your garden and sky. THe quilting is beautiful! Your split binding looks perfect. Thank you for the inspiration and giggles!
So funny and so pretty! Your quilt is really lovely and so clever!
Hi Nancy! My bestie is a first-grade teacher and that joke not only made me laugh but her as well. She is really missing her kiddos, and that joke is just the perfect one for her to share once she gets back in her classroom. You did a great job bringing the joke to life! And I'm so glad you mentioned the split-binding - I never would have noticed it but you did a spectacular job on it. I've never tried one myself, but you have inspired me to give it a try the next time it is warranted. Thank you for sharing today! ~smile~ Roseanne
Too cute! I love it. :0)
As my mother tongue isn't English, I first struggled a bit with this. But after studying it for a while I totally understood, and I'm still laughing. Thank you.
Yes, you made me laugh. Your interpretation of the punchline is fabulous and I love all the texture you put into the quilt. What a way to finish the hop.
Nancy you rock! This is so sweet and funny! I love that you searched online for inspiration. It's a huge untapped resource for all of us.
I have to bow down to you with your split binding. That's something I haven't tackled. Thanks for joining and inspiring us all.
Butter Flies and Two Lips is perfect!! So creative in your use of fabrics. Definitely made me smile this morning, which has been difficult this past week. I needed it, thank you!
Clever and so colorful for spring!
Oh My My My... I love love love this. I'm like you with a slow wit... Sometimes I just don't get the joke.. but this today I got easily... so fun and full of frolic and whimsy.. I love it... If you ever put out the pattern I definitely want it. Love It...
I love how you searched for inspiration, and the final result is just fantabulous! Thanks for making us laught today!
Totally worth a laugh with the butter flies and two lips...love it! You really caught the spirit of this hop with this one. Thank you for the smiles!
Yep, I did giggle. I LOVE LOVE LOVE puns. And your quilt is adorable. I am totally with you in the "not quick witted" area. I think things all the time but too chicken to say most of them out loud. You and I are the type that need time to ponder our humor. Hee! Hee! :) So glad you took part in this blog hop. I thoroughly enjoyed it. What a great idea.
Too funny....love it
Such a cute quilt!
OK ... at first I was thinking "a lipstick" plant, but that didnt seem quite right.
I GROANED and then giggled when I saw the answer!!
Very clever ... and a wonderful quilt!
You did a fabulous job with this hop idea. I think your quilt couldn't have been better. What a novel idea and you did a great job putting it together. Thanks for the chuckle.
Very cute! I with you about the jokes - really need to think about them - but this was super!
That's a great quilt for this blog hop. It DID make me laugh.
Love, love, love it, Nancy!! You definitely made me laugh!! Thanks for sharing your creative creation from this joke!
Butter flies and two lips! Thanks for sharing your cute / funny quilt with us!
Very cute and innovative. The answer certainly brought a smile to my face.
This is hysterical. I love it. Great start to my day. Thank you.
What a great laugh! Butter-flies! Two-lips! I love it! So much fun!
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