finished : baby quilt

Well, I managed to get the quilt done before the baby is here! My sister's
due date is Sunday and the quilt was finished this morning. It's just a very
basic green & blue number, quite unisex as she doesn't know what sex the
baby is. Huge debate in this house as to what the animal is on the backing
fabric (from Ikea), I thought it was a hippo but my 4 year old says it is
definitely a cow.
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Morag
Reply to
Morag in Scotland
hmmm.......... looks like a hippo to me, but - who's to argue with a 4 year old! lol Great quilt, Morag! Dancing in the moonlight for ya!
Karen, Queen of Squishies
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Karen, Queen of Squishies
That's really nice Morag. I like the pattern. Well done for getting it done in time. I'm on the side of the hippo! but ... . In message , Morag in Scotland writes
Reply to
Patti
I thought exactly that, Karen! especially if you get into trying to explain reasons >gg< . In message , "Karen, Queen of Squishies" writes
Reply to
Patti
Pretty quilt.
My guess is Hittapotomous, (DS gave us this gem - he had a maroon velvet one), but I couldn't quite see if they had 4 legs and mouth shut, or open mouth and 3 legs!
Reply to
Sally Swindells
Baby's going to love that quilt; there's lots there to learn to focus big eyes on. And. Yes. Definitely cows on the back, can't you see that? Polly
Reply to
Polly Esther
The word here was 'hipperotamus'. Polly
"Sally Swindells" My guess is Hittapotomous, (DS gave us this gem - he had a maroon velvet
Reply to
Polly Esther
I remember being unhappy in English classes for having to learn the word hippopotamus - in Danish it is called a "flodhest" (literally river horse), much simpler :-)
My friends 3 year old _loves_ lions, but calls them tigers??
Hanne in London
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Hanne Gottliebsen
Nose is too round and large to be a cow. a cow's nose is more tapered.
Butterfly (Grew up with cows on the farm--even milked them)
Reply to
Butterflywings
It might have been easier if somebody had told you that the word hippopotamus is greek. In greek it means river horse.
hippo- horse potamov- (base tense) river or flood
NightMist
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NightMist
So basically the English speaking world was lazy once (did not bother translating), causing extra work for everyone else later on???
Of course, "hippo" is easy enough, but not allowed in English classes (at least not when they are foreign language classes).
Hanne in London
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Hanne Gottliebsen
In article ,
What a cute quilt, Morag -- and it sure looks like hippos to me! I love the plaid border. :)
Reply to
Sandy
Brother-in-law is English and the baby will be born in England. The tartan border on the quilt is to restore the balance a little! Morag
Reply to
Morag in Scotland
Oh much more than once. There are a fair few words in English that are actually either latin or greek. North American English is even worse having absorbed words from other languages still, and having many more dialects. I imagine the Aussies have their bits too.
NightMist
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NightMist

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