Thanks and a redesign…

Hi all…

Thank you so much for the generous offers of help so far; I have enough people for the income inequality dresdens and will be sending out individual info this coming week. So excited to see this one come together with prints from all over the place. Yay you!!!

And this afternoon I decided the Smart Is Beautiful quilt needed a bit of a redesign; it just wasn’t all that smart. So, I went back to the code well and messed about a bit and eventually tried it in binary and ended up much happier; it is both a better quilt and far geekier, which is almost always a good thing…


So, I’m still hoping for 16 volunteers, but now the applique is gone; simple rectangles and squares; each block is a binary translation of the letters in the quilt (SMART IS BEAUTIFUL) with the binary represented by the white squares (either up/down or left/right). And as I always say, if an idea can’t be done with simple shapes it probably needs to be rethought. I love it when I am right, and when I remember to take my own advice. Still hoping to do this one with solids, though. Sixteen takers out there??? Comment below if you are in and I will get info out once we hit critical mass. Please drop a comment here even if you have already done so on the previous post so I can keep things straight between the two quilts.

As always, thanks…


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27 Responses to Thanks and a redesign…

  1. 1
    pinkdeenster (Dena B.) says:

    This IS even better than the last version, which I loved. I can bang one of these out for you with solids.

  2. 2
    Bella says:

    Would still be happy with the last square of this lovely quilt. Or any other if needed 🙂
    Preferably B now.
    I love the re-design!

    Best, Bella

  3. 3
    Melissa Pagliai says:

    I would love to make this quilt. Very cool!

  4. 4
    Maggie Magee says:

    I can help with this one too. Like the redesign!

  5. 5
    Anne-Marie says:

    I would love to help with this one. As a programmer, binary language is something I can relate too!!!

  6. 6
    Ellen Edwards says:

    Count me in if you’re still needing helpers! Gorgeous quilt!

  7. 7
    Garen says:

    Would love to help!!

  8. 8
    Margaret says:

    I’d love to help on this one.

  9. 9
    Kim Munoz says:

    Me please!

  10. 10
    Cathy Lynch says:

    i would be honored to be a part of your quilt creativity. Thanks for a chance!

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    Karen says:

    I am still SO in! I agree this version is much more geeky and fun. I like the added irony: too often “smart is beautiful” is a hidden message in life, and many people don’t try to decode that message so they miss it altogether. Bringing just a few more people in on the secret will be great work!

  12. 12
    Shari says:

    love this and would love to help!

  13. 13
    DeeAnn Forrest says:

    Would still love to help!

  14. 14
    Nicole says:

    Glad to help. Just send directions!

  15. 15
    lisa Tucker says:

    I’ll give it a qo

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    Leyda Greenwood says:

    Love geekiness, love the redesign, and would love to do a block.

  18. 18
    ginevra says:

    I enjoyed contributing to your “i” quilt (Sum of Interrelations) before & would like to contribute again (that’s if you allow non-USA residents to help…)

  19. 19
    Joanne Jones says:

    Still happy to help 🙂

  20. 20
    Jessamie says:

    I’m in too as long as the UK is ok for turn around times 🙂

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    I’m up for making one of the “SMART” blocks. Let me know what I need to do and when.

    I appreciated reading your post about your current struggles with feeling…overwhelmed and listless, ambivalent at the very least. Thank you for sharing.

  22. 22
    Denise in PA says:

    Hi Again, Thomas! If you don’t need me for the Dresden, I’m in for this too! o:) I love both of these ideas!

  23. 23
    Heather says:

    I’d like to be part of this, if you still need help.

  24. 24
    Joanne Harris says:

    I would be happy to do a block. Joanne

  25. 25
    Bess Bauer says:

    Beautiful quilt design.
    I’m pretty new to the quilting world but I would love to help with this quilt if you still need someone.

  26. 26
    Shaireen Osborne says:

    I would love to be part of this group and do a block. Thanks for the opportunity as I love the idea behind the quilt pattern!

  27. 27
    Michelle Snyder says:

    Keep thinking way too much when you design your quilts. They are the best!!!

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