Downtime

Update 5/8/2017: Welp. I opened my etsy shop. Downtime Studio.

In my downtime, I write in my journal. I read. I cook. And I quilt.

I don’t like sewing machines, so I quilt entirely by hand. It’s slow going, but I like it that way. It’s kind of like writing a book-length work. There are no short cuts.

This is what I’ve quilted over the last year.

A quilt for my daughter:

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And then a quilt for my partner:

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A quilt for C:
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Another quilt for my daughter:
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A quilt for R:
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A quilt for A:
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and a bunch of other quilts in progress:
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5 Comments

  1. Wow. My hat’s off to you. I’ve been wanting to start a quilt for ages, but I know I’d never muster the patience to finish one. šŸ™

  2. These are stunning! Thank you for posting this astonishing collection of irregular/regular quilts. I’m interested in the design process you use. Do you plot the whole quilt before you begin piecing, or does it take form as you go? Beautiful work.

    • HI Oona
      I honestly make it up as I go–freeform is where I’m most at ease, when it comes to piecing. I do, however, definitely go in with a color palette in mind, and an idea of shapes and forms (i.e., hexagons vs strips vs triangles, or a combo)…but that’s about it. At some point, the quilt tells me where to go, if that makes any sense.

      • Yes, it does! Now… how does this compare to the way you plot your writing? I’ve never written a long work, and am fascinated by the thought of “piecing” a complex, full-length novel. Is it always the same for you, or does it vary with the work?

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