Friday, July 24, 2009

Quilters have their own language....

I don't consider myself bilingual, but on second thought I just might be fluent in another language. This language might sound completely weird & alien to most folks, but not to quilters...because it's the language of quilting!

These are just a few fun terms we use to describe our obsession....

•FART = Fabric Acquisition Road Trip
•FQ = Fat Quarter
•HST = Half-Square Triangle
•LAQ= Long Arm Quilter
•LQS = Local Quilt Shop
•PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks
•SABLE = Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy
•SEX = Stash Enhancing eXperience (or eXcursion)
•STASH = Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
•TGIF = Thank God It's Finished!
•TOT = Tone-on-Tone
•UFO = UnFinshed Object
•WHIMM = Works Hidden In My Mind
•WIP = Work In Progress
•WISP = Work In Slow Progress
•WOF = Width of Fabric
•WOMBAT = Waste of Money, Batting, and Time
•WOW = White On White

Here's is one of my personal favs.... It started as a WHIMM, inspired by this picture of a quilt I saw on a calendar...

After much thought, and many hours creating my own pattern via EQ (Electric Quilt ~ my quilt design software program.) the idea progressed to a real WIP,
and then this...

But alas, it is currently a UFO. It's safely stored in a large box - all the fabric I collected on a FART & SEX trip (did I really say that!?) & the designs I drew up neatly stacked together...waiting for me to change it from a WISP to a TGIF... but I sincerely hope is never turns into a WOMBAT!


Donna said...

Hey Donna-

You speak my language! I could use a heart fart & sex trip myself. Ha!


Donna said...

Oh dear, make that a hearty trip! My fingers are faster than my brain!

Carole said...

LOL!! thanks for the giggle