I’ll be back with a more introspective post later in the week…maybe. If you need more kerfuffle, please read posts by my new heroes: Thomas Knauer (posts On Surface and Substance, and two follow-ups there) and Lisa Sipes ((What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding?). The response to “that” quilt (since the beginning in Nov 2011) has included personal attacks and I’ve been patient in dealing with it; I choose no longer to engage, but am glad that folks have taken it upon themselves to respond on our behalf.
Now how about a new finished quilt?!?!

Ever have one of those mornings when you’re just a little unsure of what might have happened the night before? It happens to all of us from time to time under different sorts of influences (like booze, “herbal recreation,” Nyquil shooters). For me, it’s usually a well-known quilter’s malady, Scrap Frenzy.

You know, you wake up on the floor of your sewing room, covered in little bits of fabric.

day three zero four: scrap attack!

It almost looks like the fabric is fighting back.

And you don’t know what to expect to find on the sewing table. Will it be squares?


Will it be log cabins?


Or will it be a crack-smoking squirrel?


Eh, whatever, don’t ask any questions. Just sew them all together and call it done.


*No squirrels were harmed in the making of this quilt.

The Details:

Pattern: i call this “precision frankenpatchwork”
Materials: flour sacking, scraps, kona in a rainbow of colors, scraps, osnaburg, and more scraps of cotton
Techniques: machined pieced; longarm machine quilted by Tia Curtis Quilts; and hand-bound
Finished size: 60″ square
Started: November 27, 2010
Patchwork finished: July 12, 2012
Finished: March 2, 2013