Saturday, February 1, 2014

Fibonacci Sequins: Nina's Quilt!

Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!

In all the years I've been beading and making jewelry, I've only taught a handful of times. When I have taught, I've always had a ton of fun. This was definitely the case when Mr. Sequin and I hosted one of our arty parties last Fall, and I got a chance to sit down with Nina Paley, quilter and cartoonist extraordinaire, and show her some basics of bead embroidery.

Nina was a quick study (she beads like she's been doing it all her life) and I knew that whatever she did with her new skills would be awesome. And when Mr. Sequin sent me the link to her Fibonacci Sequins quilt, I'll be honest -- I made this high-pitched, excited noise that probably disturbed every dog in the neighborhood.

Is that not the coolest thing ever? The pun alone is fantastic. But the really fantastic thing was, it turns out that she made two Finbonacci Sequins quilts. One went to a mathematician friend, and the other was in her studio when we paid her a visit.

And guess what?

And guess what?

And guess what?

She let us borrow it so Mr. Sequin could take some photos of it. That's what.



I don't have much more to say about this quilt, except that I'm a proud beady teacher -- and that I can take no credit for the rest of her awesome skills

Super thanks to Nina for letting us borrow the quilt, and to Mr. Sequin for taking the photos. And of course, thank you for stopping by and showing Nina some love. Be sure to stop by her site, and if you haven't seen it yet, you need to go watch Sita Sings The Blues.

Stay tuned for next week's post, where I tell you all about a tambour class I'm taking via Mastered. That's right! After two years of wanting to learn, I'm finally doing it.

Sequintastically yours,

Sarah J. Sequins

12 comments:

  1. That quilt is worthy of your scream!! Good luck in your tambour class ...Hope you like it. You left me a link in the comment you left me(thank you) and when I tried to open it I accidentally deleted the whole thing. Could you leave it again I would love to check it out.

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    1. I hope so, too! I still have to buy the hook and a hoop of some sort. I'll probably send you an email about this, but do you have any recommendations on the kind of hoop to get? Those cheap circular ones at JoAnn Fabrics never seem to work.

      Also, here's that link: http://fashiondollstylist.blogspot.com/

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  2. Congrats on joining the course, just amazing. Wish you productive learning. ;)

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  3. Most incredible. I am at a loss for more words. LOL
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Yay! I'll have to pass your words along to Nina. I might show her this post... as long as it isn't too fangirlish. Which it probably is. ;)

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  4. Gorgeous work! Math + art = awesomesauce!

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    1. Yes, exactly! I thought you'd appreciate this one. <3

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  5. Holy artistic mathematics, Batman! That is one awesome piece of work. And I completely second your squealy scream -- I made quite a squeak myself (which I tried to cover up as a response to the Super Bowl...

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    1. Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only squeaky one. :)

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  6. That quilt is definitely scream worthy! Absolutely gorgeous. And you have another sequin convert! :)

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    1. When we went to her studio, I saw a big ol' package of sequins in one of the drawers. This made me so happy... and also reminded me that I was going to give her some from my own stash. A sequin enabler's job is never done! ;)

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