quilting

Obsession

I've given up calling it anything else. Seven Brides is an obsession, a project that feels like it's taking forever to finish and yet I can't let go of. I don't write that statement out of complaint, but instead mingled fascination, and gratitude. 

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January 9, 2016

New pentagon in town!

Unsurprisingly, several people reached out to me to say HEY NEW PENTAGON AMY, DID YOU SEE? I love you. You know me well. 

There are two kinds of people fascinated with the idea of finding shapes that can fill a two-dimensional plane: geometry professors, and quilters. What's weird, and sad, is that they aren't really talking to each other. I've corresponded with a few of them, and as far as I can tell, there are quite a few mathematicians who are working on these problems, but the number of quilters playing with the end results likely can be numbered on my fingers and toes.

August 15, 2015

Hyperspace Bypass

Date: 
21 August 2007 to 10 February 2013
Recipient: 
Jen and Jerry
Pattern: 
Strips and Curves
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away
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I've posted a lot of projects on this site, but this one is hard -- hard enough that it's been many years in the making, and I'm only just now talking about it. 

Hyperspace Bypass was my second attempt at quilting, and it was very nearly my last. It was too technically difficult for me at the time, and while I did my best, it didn't work out the way that I wanted it to. In perfectionist terms, I knew what I had to do: I packed it up and put it away. I've been dodging this quilt top ever since, and it has bothered me more and more throughout the years.

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February 5, 2013

Needs name, not home

Hi, I need a name. (But not a home.)

January 2, 2013

Gonna need a montage.

I've taken the rest of the week off of work in a fit of "oh crap I will be on the road for HOW long? and what can I finish if I focus on nothing but sewing for a week?"

We're gonna need a montage. I realize that a movie about quilting can only go in either the "Beautiful Mind" (crazed genius throws fabric about long enough that amazing things happen) vein or the "Waiting For Godot" vein (audience sits around, waiting for the explosions and car chases that never happen) vein.

January 1, 2013

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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December 26, 2012

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