bite my shiny metal ass
You know how sometimes you’re watching TV and an image sticks in your brain? It sits there like an earworm and won’t go away until you do something about it.
When Futurama hit Instant Netflix, the husband and I watched full seasons at a go. Episode after episode, day after day. I hadn’t seen most of it when it was airing, but I caught up and HOW. After watching Volume 5, episode 4 (Proposition Infinity) I had this image in my brain that I couldn’t shake.
(Oh Bender, I love you.)
I decided to exorcise that image this weekend. I sketched, I cut up some Kona cotton, I sewed, I basted.
By the end of the day, I had my Bender mini-quilt.
I loves it so.
The backing was pieced together from a fat quarter of circuit board fabric (Cogsmo from Andover Fabric) and some strips of Kona. I used the hanging pocket idea from Oh, Fransson’s book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork and it works like a dream. I didn’t have a dowel or stick kicking around the house to stick in the pockets, but a piece of super stiff cardboard did the trick.
After starting the day with no plans to sew whatsoever, I think it turned out rather well.
(Oh! And! There’s a few new camera straps and biggie boxbags listed in the shop too)