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Monday, March 17, 2008

Hangeul Quilt

For many weeks now, I have been toiling day and night (haha) to finish this Hangeul baby quilt:





Hangeul is the Korean alphabet, and - as some of you will surely notice - I didn't put them entirely in alphabetical order. Between 사 ("sa") and 자 ("ja"), I should have put 아 ("ah"). But since I already had it on the first row, I didn't repeat it. Perhaps someone else could have come up with a better method so that I would have gotten everything in and in order. Oh well.

The quilt is 100% hand-sewn, which wasn't too bad considering. It didn't take me nearly as long as I thought it would. Of course, the whole thing will probably fall apart in three months because of my poor sewing skills.

... Let's hope I'm wrong about that. :-(




Luna, modeling the completed quilt.

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  • Deb

    Beautiful quilt. We homeschool here in Ireland. Enjoyed visiting your blog.
    Deb

  • Ron and Ginny

    That is beautiful! Very well done and I'm sure it will last just fine. :-D

  • Iris

    It's beautiful!! Luna is a good model. =)

  • Alan

    Luna seems to liketty severe storm came through. The local channels were pre-empting the regularly scheduled programming with constant weather reports and radar images. Somewhere in there, I know that at least one time, I heard a reporter say something along the lines of "Thankfully, there were only two fatalities." it too!

    You could have slipped the alphabetic order thing right past me. Though I think I would have guessed that those are symbols in the Korean alphabet!

  • Alan

    I have no idea how that happened in my previous post. Obviously it pasted part of Junkmale's preceding post.

    The first paragraph should have said simply, "Luna seems to like it too!"

    Oh well...

  • JunkMale

    Rows 5 and 6 sound like some sort of Pacific tribal chant if you read them left to right in a staccato manner.

    Oo-cha-ka-ee ta-pa-ha! Oo-cha-ka-ee ta-pa-ha! Oo-cha-ka-ee ta-pa-HA!

    (then sacrifice someone and eat his heart...yes, I am stereotyping, no I don't think all Pacific islanders are cannibals)

  • Ewokgirl

    Your quilt is lovely! What a neat idea for a quilt.

  • CappuccinoLife

    That is really neat! One day when I'm old and have much time, I will have to try that with the Amharic alphabet.

    You gave me the idea for a "flag blanket", and I made an Ethiopian flag comforter for my husband for Christmas, and it was the first time I've ever seen him visibly thrilled with a gift. So thank you!

  • JunkMale

    So where are pictures of the Ethiopian flag blanket?

    (If you already had posted that on your blog, I must've missed it. Your blog host appears not to have a search function either.)

  • Harmony

    Thanks. :-)

    I'm with JunkMale. I want to see this Ethiopian flag comforter! (I'm embarrassed to say that my African Geography is very weak - I don't know off the top of my head what the Ethiopian flag actually looks like...)