Uncanny Spaces

I started writing a thing about the value of uncanny spaces (and how many there are in Saint Louis) but instead here’s a visual process of a quilt I made about one such uncanny space (our weird-ass house), which I think conveys the same point in much less time.   The idea for this quilt… Continue reading Uncanny Spaces

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New Ways of Seeing

When we are young we are told stories about the world and how it operates.  I am coming to believe our purpose in life is to constantly develop new and better ways of seeing and understanding.   Below is a short biography in ways of seeing as I have experienced them.   I was driven… Continue reading New Ways of Seeing

Merlin Update

How do you write about your kid without being annoying or invading their privacy?   For that matter how do you raise a kid without being annoying or invading their privacy?   Merlin is hurtling towards 4 (in March of next year) and three has been quite a time.  He’s gone from being sorta-kinda able… Continue reading Merlin Update

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Fabrications

Because I love puns here are some literal fabrications–constructions of fabric.    A quilt that I made for Merlin’s big kid bed (and Merlin’s room, which is boss). Also I just checked my own blog to see if I mentioned we moved into a new house and discovered A blog post from 363 days ago… Continue reading Fabrications

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Practice Quilts

I decided to start quilting because I wanted a quilt for our new king sized bed and all the ones I found online were either ugly, expensive or both. I knocked out a simple quilt for Merlin to learn the basics, then realized I needed a lot of practice to make a large quilt that… Continue reading Practice Quilts

Last Years Model

I am trying to thread a needle on these posts such that they aren’t “self-help/self-actualization” content but also aren’t “bragging for my grandma” content. Fun fact about my grandma Arlene. who died several years ago–she rode a horse to school.  The horse would walk itself back to the farm and she would ride the school… Continue reading Last Years Model

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Airhead Work

Here are 576 half-square triangles, each measuring 4.5″ per side. That’s 64 each of nine separate colors, all planned off of a 70s-sunset-airbrushed-on-the-side-of-a-van color palette. Each pile started as 8 pairs of 10″ squares (cut from bolts of cloth), stitched twice crosswise: Those squares were then cut into 8 triangles: Which were then butterflied and… Continue reading Airhead Work

My First Quilt

I got into quilting because we finally had enough money to buy a real bed and high-quality mattress, which ended up being larger than the one we had used for years.  We splurged on nice sheets but when we got to blankets we were unimpressed–they were all ugly, expensive or both. So I decided to… Continue reading My First Quilt

Crazy Quilt

This is my 8th quilt.  It started as a backing for the quilt I made for Merlin, but it was too cool to use as a quilt backing and it seemed like it had some California vibes, specifically it seemed like it should go to our toddler friend Julia.   The concept started with the… Continue reading Crazy Quilt