quilts

Ends and means

I can say, finally, after five years and seven months:

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November 10, 2015

Pick-up time

In filmmaking terms, “pick-up” means fixing minor shots after the majority of a film has been shot. We’re to that point on Pentatonic, my long-belated Penrose tiling quilt:

February 14, 2015

Pentatonic progress

Might as well say it bluntly: I’ve needed time to resume sewing after losing Tenzing. It’s hard to lose your furry sewing buddy and leap right back into the hobby like nothing happened. I’m still not really really all the way back on the horse, but I’m getting there. I’m working my way through a few projects, but I’ve started focusing on the long-paused “Pentatonic.” I spread out the quilt, started assessing what I had cut, and realized I was further along than I’d originally expected.

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October 14, 2013

Transit

When I put yesterday’s fresh rounds of travel into TripIt, I saw a line that summed up my year:

You’ve traveled 43,660 mi to 44 locations.

I nodded, thinking to myself about the places I’ve been, the people I’ve met – or reconnected with – and felt profoundly grateful. I’ve been welcome in a lot of places over the past year, slept on a few new couches, met delightfully new recombinations of humanity. All unique, none replaceable.

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April 25, 2013

Invariant

Date: 
2 March 2013
Recipient: 
Katherine's son
Pattern: 
Half-square triangles
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

This morning, while working to finish Invariant, I found myelf reflecting on the travel schedule I’ve been maintaining over the past year and the conflicting effects it’s had on my creative time. My stash has picked up fabric from Denmark, Oregon, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Colorado, Holland, and England.

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March 24, 2013

Hopscotch

Date: 
29 February 2012 to 6 November 2012
Recipient: 
Beatrice
Pattern: 
Mod Mosaic
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

It’s weird to say that you can walk into fabric stores – which are, by definition, riots of color and print – and feel a little bored, but I’ve been struggling with that in the past year or so as I’ve become more familiar with What’s Out There. There aren’t that many manufacturers of quilting fabric, and there’s a strong faddish element to what’s in / out / hot / not at any point in time. 

October 30, 2012

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