While working on an upcoming quilt, Proxima, I needed a break. I'd been looking at the Plaid-Ish Scrap Quilt tutorial for some time, after seeing a member of my sewing group make it, and I thought the squares and simple shapes would be a break from the fiddly foundation pieces of Proxima.
The shoemaker's children are, invariably, barefoot - and Noah had lived with a quilter for for years without ever getting a quilt of his own. I thought of it as a belated wedding present, of sorts, so I opted to do a different variation on a double wedding ring quilt. Unusual marriages deserve unusual quilts, after all.
I responded to a question on Facebook with a much longer answer than the person was likely expecting, but I think it's worth reposting: Where is a good place to get credible news? Seems like all we see, hear, or read is conflicting.
Me, just now, after realizing I'd spent nearly twenty minutes hammering out an answer: "I really should capture this and post it on my own website." So here we are! Suggestions welcome.
Oh, hey, a topic I feel strongly about. First up, my answer about general news.
As I was completing Coriolis, using the Star Storm pattern, I realized I wasn't going to use up as much of the hospital gowns as I thought. (I'd recommend reading the entry for Coriolis to get the full story.) I assessed the fabric and realized I could get a second quilt out of the fabrics if I was careful. I had to add up the total fabric needed for each round, and measure the amount of each fabric I had, and match the fabric to the round that used as much as possible without going over.
From 2010-2011, every time Jeff was in a hospital, I ensured a hospital gown came home with us. By the end of the year of hospitalizations and the surgeries, it was quite a pile. Later, when we divorced, and I was packing up my sewing room in early 2014, I looked at the gowns and made the decision to bring them with me, even though I had only snipped a few, small pieces out for quilt use.