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
In anticipation of a series of posts about culture, ideology and hegemony I am writing up an account of Merlin’s first camping trip, a two night affair in the Ozarks. Sometimes you land upon a book that really gives you the gift of seeing in a new way. I spent hours in the car as… Continue reading Gratuitous Merlin Content
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
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
I joined facebook in 2004 and joined twitter in 2007 (I think, my current account is from 2013 or something). I joined instagram in 2016, I believe. I have used them to keep up with friends, market various businesses, harass politicians, get a confederacy memorial torn down and generally Build A Personal Brand. Perhaps I… Continue reading Why, though?