Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quiltcon Five things about me....

So the Modern Quilt Guild has a post up in preparation for the QUILT *f'in* CON so that folks can have an easier time meeting a greeting! If you want to do the same thing you can go to MQG blog and get up with the get down.

You can also, if your so inclined, post 5 things that folks may not know about you. Hmmm that is hard....Well at least 5 things that most of the quilters that read my blog may not know about me.

1. I have only been quilting for a little over a year.

2. I used to dress up like a bloody fool and try to play music.

Mortryne and VicThor of Sakrefix at Red 7, Austin, TX

3. I might look like a party animal but I am straight edge! xVx

4. I have been married for over 20 years to the coolest person in the world!

5. Even though the above picture makes me look like a freak, I am really a pretty nice guy...Just think of it as something like a horror movie.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bonji Wall Hanging.

A bonji represents a seed syllable.  The most common seed syllable that most people know is the Om.  In Buddhism there is a Bonji that represent different deities and bodhisattvas. This is a simple lay buddhist's way of explaining a deeper more powerful meaning behind the seed syllable.

I have always been drawn to bonji.  They are beautiful to me.  So I wanted to create wall hanging of them.

Here is the top with all of them together.  I put a silhouette of the Buddha in the middle.

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Monju Bosatsu: the Bodhisattva of Supreme Wisdom and Beautiful Splendor

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Jiz┼Ź Bosatsu: Patron of Children

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Ashuku Nyorai: Imperturbable Buddha

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Fugen Bosatsu:  Bodhisattva of Practice and Universal Goodness.

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Kokuzo Bosatsu: Bodhisattva of Wisdom and Memory

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Kannon Bosatsu: Lord of Compassion

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Fudo Myoo

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kimono Wallhanging

Second project of the year.  I feel alright about this.  I think the Mrs. had the right idea and I should have broken up the blocks with some solid color.  The tabs are too long too but that was my first time making tabs so it is a learning process.  Overall it isn't too bad.


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First Quilt of the Year

Nothing like starting off the new year right!  First quilt finished on New Years Day.  The design I did in EQ 7.  Just have square triangles put together to make a zig zag pattern.  The Fabric is designed by Sheri McCulley Studios and called Woodland Tails.  It is put out by Riley Blake Designs.


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