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Thursday
May282015

Handcrafted Improv Quilt Started

So you know those people who buy something and then go home and tuck it in their closet or fold it into a drawer for a while, sometimes never actually wearing or using that item because it's just "too special"? Well, that's not me.  I'm the lady who wears her new shoes home from the store because well, they're special, and special things should be used, like, immediately. That's why I surprised myself by saving my fat quarter set of Alison Glass Handcrafted fabric. I received my stack of Handcrafted fabrics in the mail, put them on a shelf in my sewing room, and found myself looking at them, or petting them the way other women may pet a Chanel bag, with awe and reverence at their utter loveliness. Then I read, Quilting With A Modern Slant: People Patterns and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community, by Rachel May. It was in that book that I was reminded by one of my favorite quilters, Malka Dubrawsky, that "It's just fabric!" Yep. Just fabric. So I made the first cut last weekend and the results are pictured above. I think I will end up with a lap sized quilt but I'm not sure yet. It's all improvisational right now, and that's just fine with me. Baby steps. Baby steps. 

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