Cinder and Smoke

11 October 2012 to 6 December 2012
Jonathan's son
New Wave
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

Cinder and Smoke is a companion quilt to Sea and Sky, which I finished and sent out to a co-worker in our Portland office on the birth of his daughter. I thought it might be nice to use the same pattern again, but add in a bit of a different focus.

While working on Sea & Sky, I removed a few pieces I'd cut because they just didn't work with the light, bright, clear-toned fabrics I'd chosen:

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15 August 2011 to 11 May 2012
Double wedding ring
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away
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Stick with me here. You'll read the first few paragraphs here and wonder how in the world this is going to have a happy ending, but ... it does. I promise.

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I have struggled to name this quilt, as well as to write about it. It goes without saying that 2011, thanks to Jeff's accident, was ... hell, let's pick a few adjectives:

Faux heirloom generation station

This entry needed to be made separately from the other one I just did, because it has a more limited audience. You guys know me; every now and then, I spot an antique quilt top that is the right combination of appearance + price, and I bite on it.

I bit on this one.

Friday night round-up

Nobody sees me these days, except for the people who pop by to pick up Jeff to take him out to lunch, so I really need to make a point to write here. I'm alive, I swear; my ticket queue at work is already too large for me to ever die.

I have mixed feelings about that. I suspect I would have especially strong mixed and smelly feelings, post-mortem.

So let me cheat and give you the life in pictures, lately. I have neither the brain power for introspection nor the ability to take a straight-on shot of my current quilt, so we're just gonna have to improv here, kids.

Sentimental value

It's been three years since I've seen my second quilt, Star Stories.

Smile, and feed the soul

I survived the second go-live of the week today, and my brain is sloshy and very liquid. I've been sifting through the piles of fabric I cut during the week-long power outage after the April 27th tornadoes...