Quilt seeking love and permanent home

This very low-contrast quilt top was actually the second one I ever worked on, but I put it aside and did not finish it at the time. I pulled it out this week and decided that it deserves to be loved and used, despite its imperfections, and that I should finish it and give it away.

It will be my 42nd completed quilt, and as such it deserves a good Hitchhiker’s name. Current thoughts are “Mostly Harmless” or “Hyperspace Bypass,” but I’m open to other appropriate names.

It does not have a home.

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Free to good home

Two quick housekeeping things:

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Things I want for Christmas

I’ve been having thoughts along these lines, and after I read this post (thanks for the link, merlin!) I nodded and said, “this.”

What I Want for Christmas: Not a Damn Thing

[many good statements snipped]

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. 

Cinder and Smoke

Date: 
11 October 2012 to 6 December 2012
Recipient: 
Jonathan's son
Pattern: 
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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