Urban Dictionary Definition 6: Geek: The term now enjoys a special status within the technical community, particularly among particularly knowledgeable computer programmers. To identify oneself as a "geek" indicates a recognition that most people still consider programming computers to be a bizarre act, along with a certain fierce satisfaction in being very good at their inglorious profession.
Miriam Webster: Geek: 3:an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity
- computer geek
It seems that I am able to complete one large quilt a year.
Here is this years' quilt: The Ultimate Geek Quilt
This quilt has been many years in coming. Its probably been at least 5 years ago that I first thought of making it for my husband. I thought it would be great to collect images of the cartoons/movies/games/comics that he enjoyed as a kid and an adult. I started a running list of things that had a graphic, easily recognized image that didn't require words to identify (for the most part).
The quilt also had a working title for a long time. Mostly going by "D's quilt" or "the symbols quilt". Finally I settled on Ultimate Geek Quilt, embracing the definition that geeks are enthusiasts, especially about games and technology.
I will give you the details of the quilt here at the beginning of the post, and then if you wish to scroll through the individual blocks - you may at your leisure. I will label them all.
The solids are all Kona Cottons, and you will notice it has a pretty limited color palette. I discarded any thing that was too complicated or too colorful (e.g. Buck Rogers). Everything is fusible, raw edge applique. All sewn down with a machine button hole stitch.
The sashing fabric is 1s and 0s, and the cornerstones are USB plugs, an homage to Mr. Riley's computer/technology work.
The batting is the Tuscany Wool from Hobbs. Mr. Riley firmly believes quilts should be big enough to cover a person and warm. The quilt is pretty heavy - here's hoping for a cold winter. It measures 80" x 92". Big enough to cover Mr. Riley (and our bed if it ends up there).
All the threads used were Aurifil. You all know I'm a fan.
A nice shot of the backing and quilting. I out lined all the symbols - not always completely - and then did horizontal squiggles. I have a tendency to over quilt things, and I wanted this to be a soft and snuggly quilt, so I tried not to quilt too much. On the other hand, the wool can't be quilted too far apart.
And so it is totally finished. It even has a label and a sleeve as I'm planning to enter it in a quilt show in October.
Now for the individual blocks themselves. If you follow me on Instagram, I was sharing them as I finished up the quilting of each. That's why there are lots of threads in the pictures waiting to be buried.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday