Home Is Where the Art Is

home-blocks-2-crop-500 This post also appears on my Patreon page.

Home. It's a nebulous concept, one that's been on my mind a lot lately. These mini quilts are an expression of longing, rootlessness - perhaps "home" is a part of us that we always carry, though it may drift to the bottom with the kleenex and loose change.

The Home quilts went out to my top-tier Patreon patrons this month. Thank you all for being patrons, your support means so much to me.

Following is a more detailed look at the quilt construction process:

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Notes on construction, quilting patterns.

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Drawing a general outline onto the batting.

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Sewing the pieces directly onto the batting, as part of a quilt-as-you-go technique.

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The first one with all three layers (top, batting backing) assembled and quilted.

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Quilting lines look so cool on the back.

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Moving down the assembly line...

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Finished blocks, photographed on a convenient hedge.

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Quilting creates such wonderful textures.

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More stitches. I'm not a fan of stitch-in-the-ditch, but I love getting right up toward those ditches.

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Hand-finished binding, always perfectly imperfect.

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