Coriolis

Date: 
20 April 2020 to 23 May 2020
Recipient: 
Cat
Pattern: 
Star Storm
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

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.

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Summer Twilight

Date: 
25 March 2020 to 22 April 2020
Recipient: 
Jakob and Brooke's kids
Pattern: 
Improv squares
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

After getting the top for Blossom Season completed in record time, I started hunting for a second colorway that complemented the first. The first was yellow and gold, and the backing I had was multicolored with an orange focus, so I thought red would make a good companion piece. I took a break to make coronavirus masks, but had the top roughed out by the end of the week:

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Blossom Season

Date: 
17 March 2020 to 20 April 2020
Recipient: 
Jakob and Brooke's kids
Pattern: 
Improv squares
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

We made it home from the UK on what felt like the last flight out. While there were other flights leaving Heathrow, the airport was mostly deserted. We arrived home from our abbreviated European trip exhausted and emotional wrecks.

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Women's Work

Date: 
1 January 2020 to 22 February 2020
Recipient: 
John and Fahmi
Pattern: 
Trip Around The World
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

Last summer, while staying in Arkansas for two weeks to help my mother out, we were poking through boxes in her storage building, and my mother unearthed a quilt top of my grandmother's. I didn't have to ask whose it was or where it came from; I knew the origin of the quilt top the moment I saw it.

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Plan B(erlin), containment, risk assessments

Ever since Frankfurt, we've been on Plan B(erlin). After Italy shut down, and the first part of our plans were scrapped, we've been expecting more best-laid plans to fall. As of today, they have.

What we originally envisioned: