Friday, June 28, 2013


I somehow landed on a Wikipedia page after looking for tumbling blocks quilt images and read about rhombille tiling for the first time.  Whuh?

You know, if Miss Watson had taught 9th grade geometry with quilt blocks, it might have been a little more interesting back in the day.  Well, to me, anyway.  Miss Watson herself was interesting in a quirky way.  She claimed her pale blue eyes were more light sensitive than most, so she had to wear sunglasses when using the overhead projector (talk about old school, are those even used anymore?).  I kind of felt bad for Miss Watson, in her polyester double knit shift dresses, for all the snickering that went on behind her back.  To me, there seemed a curious naivete about her, a shy girlishness only just beneath her delicate fifty-something features and wispy, mousey-brown hair.

Anyway, I have my hand piecing project ready.  You can expect a full report, particularly if it goes badly.  It ought to be interesting.

This recipe for brownies (discovered via Pinterest, where else) did not go badly.  If you're used to Betty Crocker mixes, this won't be the same, but for gluten-free, dairy-free, quasi-paleo eaters like me, it was awesome! I had to get the finished brownies into the freezer quickly (hence no pictures), before they all ended up "in ma belly."

I stumbled upon this video tonight on YouTube and was blown away.  Maybe mesmerized is a better word.  Wow.  Just, wow.


  1. Years ago, at the NC Quilt Symposium, I signed up for a half day class in "Tessellations". I didn't know what that meant, but it sounded neat. Just like the rhombille tiling, it was a new name for something I was already familiar with.

    Can't wait to see that new hand-piecing project.

  2. I used to get sleepy when the overhead projector was pulled out in class :) Show us your hand stitching!

  3. I have never heard of this technique...interested in seeing how it all works out for you:)

  4. My blue eyes are pretty sensitive & I wear sunglasses pretty much whenever I'm outdoors. But never with an overhead projector. Or at night.

    Thanks for the link to those brownies and to Tessa's blog. I'm always on the look-out for recipes I don't have to modify.

    Lovin' the sneak peek of your hand work. Have a really nice trip!

    xo -E

  5. Hmnnn...looking forward to seeing that hand piecing project.

    Your Miss Watson sounds like my Mrs. Hale. She was my year 10 commercial studies teacher who said I wouldn't end up as a secretary because my typing and shorthand sucked so bad.

  6. Hand-piecing can be quite relaxing. :). I certainly enjoy it. But you have to have a different mindset from "I gotta get it done!"


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