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We’re going to Disney World in September, and even though Halloween will be weeks away we’ll be going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This is H’s first trip to Disney, and it’ll be our first time at the Halloween festivities. So I asked her what she wanted her costume to be, and we looked at some Disney characters and shows that she loves. She immediately settled on PJ Masks, and she was adamant that she would be Gecko, I would be Owelette, and Adam would be Catboy.

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corduroy quilt

Earlier this summer Cloud9 Fabrics asked if I would make a Corduroy version of the Easy Peasy Quilt I did for their Knuffle Bunny fabric collection. The Corduroy line of prints just launched this month, and the quilt is now up on their site! I don’t think this stops being exciting, it’s just really cool to see something you’ve made out in the world like that.

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I’ve never tackled a king size quilt before, but we’re doing some redecorating in our bedroom. And I really want to make one to help brighten it up.

I’ve sketched out a bunch of options, but the gradient of half square triangles above is the winner. I may tweak the overall number of rows for each color, but that’s what I’m going with.

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My grad school friend Tara was in town from Austin a few weeks ago, and we met up at the Met to chase Hannah around and talk. It was wonderful. She moved away about 5 years ago, and I haven’t seen her since!

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It’s been a busy few weeks, with all of my summer writing deadlines and article edits coming up within a short window. I haven’t had much time to write here the past week. I’ve also been trying to get some quilts made and tutorials written.

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I’m kind of exhausted by politics this year, it must be said. But I made this banner last week during the DNC to celebrate HRC’s historic nomination for a major political party. I’m full of excitement and positivity about my kid’s future, and whatever happens in November (and my own personal politics, which are hard to ignore with a banner like this), representation matters. 

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July Outfits 2016

I hit a wall last week. Too hot, messing with my asthma, trying to tackle too many work and home projects at once. I haven’t felt 100% myself. But looking back at my photos from the month, July was awesome. And, I finally got a haircut last week!

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This isn’t a terribly exciting post, except that I waited far too long to get a haircut. And now my head feels so much better! I actually thought it’d been a year and a half since my last haircut, but I was wrong. It was last June. Which is still more than a year, but not quite as bad as I thought.

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I bought a metre and a half of this amazing Liberty Hiding print when we went to Liberty of London back in May. And I had two dresses in mind for it. This is the first one, from Simplicity’s ModKid pattern 1379.

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I’ve noticed that quilters–the ones who are prominent, well known, with Instagram feeds I aspire to myself–don’t talk about politics. My guild friends talk about it nonstop, but the community at large seems to be pretty neutral. Many of them talk about issues, and man, do we have a history of tackling some issues with fabric and thread. But less specifically about politics and candidates (even if those issues are loaded, politically). I have this sense that it’s something that’s just not done in the professional world of quilting, and I kind of straddle both professional and not. So when I had this banner idea the other night during the DNC, I suddenly got nervous and almost didn’t make it. I’m trying to build something here with my quilting, and I wondered for about 5 minutes if this would be a bad idea.

Read more on So I Made This Banner Because Feelings…

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