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Quilt festival : the story of 'star stories'

I'm hoping nobody minds that I do this, because this is old news to anyone who has been reading my sporadic entries this year, but I wanted to make a single, combined post about my quilt 'star stories' for an online quilt festival.  It seems there is an online quilting community, of which I am not really part of.  Perhaps it is time.

The giving of 'red shift': 'this is the part where I'm gonna die'

Some of you knew about the full level of the shenanigans behind the giving of the quilt 'red shift.' For those of you who weren't there, feel the need to hear lots of truly gratuitous obscenities, or just want to giggle at 4x4 and Spitty getting their wedding present, I give you the videotaping of the giving of 'red shift,' videotaped by dear spousey Jeff.  Don't even try to pretend this is worksafe. Don't blame me if your ears bleed.

It was worth it.  Video (18M .mov file, alternate link here) after the jump.  Update:  Asai says no sound for her. It's playing fine for me. Anyone else having problems?

Extra notes:  no, you don't have to watch all the way through to the end.  I'm archiving the full thing for me; don't feel obligated to watch it all.

entrusted

The quilting table is back in business, on a very different project than the one I just finished.  'Red shift' contained a very limited color spectrum (crimson fading to black) and I'd hoped that my next project would be a bit more colorful and free-form.

I've gotten my wish.

Smaller beds next time

Some of you will remember back in November when I mentioned I was working on a quilt I called 'red shift.'

I am cheating and showing pictures ahead of time, but I am aware that neither of the recipients are reading blogs right now, as the female half of the duo is recovering from serious, albeit planned, surgery. (She's doing well.)

Here's what has had me obsessed since November.  All photos from the set are now public. 

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