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26.0 SQ Ep 044 (42) – Life the Universe and Everything

June 10, 2012

Podcast feed

Wow, I had a post the other day called Happy Towel Day, and in that post I showed a lot of pictures to what I’m talking about with this episode.

Maybe I shoulda waited to post those?

Anyway.

Douglas Adams seems to be showing us his version of satire of the world today (in the 80’s lets not split hairs here), a la Heather Odover at CraftLit regarding how she’s viewing Gulliver’s Travels on her podcast.**

Adam’s best known works is the trilogy in 5 books of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I LOVE the audiobook version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy narrated by Stephen Fry found on audible! The rest of the books are narrated by Martin Freeman (Arthur Dent in the movie).

And the books are in order:

This series has caused its own fan base / cult following, and can be abbreviated as H2G2.

The recent H2G2 movie that was made had some good points and was slightly different from the books (as always).

So Hitchhiker’s Guide.

… Err… Ummm…

I made a background.

And the beginnings of a quilt.

But you’ve SEEN all this in my previous post about Towel Days!

What you haven’t seen is how this all works.

The Twist N Stitch Ruler makes twister blocks.

The Twist N Stitch ruler, if you can’t find it at your LQS can be found at Amazon.

And it comes with this little paper guide that shows how to make your “pre cut” quilt of squares and borders.

Each fabric transition is the center of a twister block.  June Taylor calls these pinwheels, but somehow I just can’t bring myself to say that.

There is a large section in the podcast where I discuss this technique of using the Twist N Stitch ruler.

And compare it to the Shape Cut ruler, also from June Taylor. Here’s a larger one than I have. This really large one would be really nice!

Also mentioned in the episode

Look at the variations of Jack’s Chain quilt at my new friend, Annika’s blog: http://stofgenoeg.wordpress.com/ She’s got German and English versions of her posts.

And lots of interesting designs too.

CaithnessCraftCollective a big ol Hello!

** No disrespect intended regarding Douglas Adam’s personal views on religion … just looked at wikipedia article & his views may not match up with your current views & beliefs.  Only mentioning because it’s in the beginning of the article.  Obviously I don’t really know the answer to “life the universe & everything.**

Music & Audio

space_stop.mp3 by fonogeno (the ironic music)

audio clip from audio book Hitchhiker’s Guide

audio clip from YouTube Video So Long and Thanks for All the Fish.

(a rerun)

Fly away to Summer Sun by Albert Forsell

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Scroll down down down to see the answer to Life, the Universe & everything. (If you didn’t see it in the previous post).

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It’s pretty cool.

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Not the answer is pretty cool, but the image. Of the quilt.

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Which almost makes me not want to finish this quilt.

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Quilt as seen on my design wall in front of a window with light streaming behind it (before backing and quilting). Isn’t that neet!?

2 comments

  1. I like your Don’t Panic, what you did with the lettering really adds interest.


  2. […] Don’t Panic – Reference Episode – Life the Universe and Everything […]



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