Method to my madness…

So, I think I feel like I might be starting to get the hang of this quilting thing…

(Could I qualify that statement any more???)

I feel like ideas and designs are starting to click in my head and that I am getting closer to making the quilts I want to be making. This has a lot less to do with external validation than the little voice in the back of my head that is always talking to me. But, a little external validation never hurts…

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My second magazine quilt just came out, this time in the new issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. I think this is the one that really helped to put some things into place in my head, not just in terms of technical stuff. I think I started to get a better feel of how to translate the concepts, issues, or references in my head into quilts, to move into a more conceptual stage with my making…

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This one is called Method (you can find it here on the Quick Quilts site). It is based on recollections of the Methodist church I grew up going to. think all of the Methodist churches built in that era had a unique architectural style, kinda like the Brady Bunch meets church, with 70s modernism colliding with flying buttresses, and stained glass windows designed by the same people who made string art…

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While I am not a religious man — heck I am a devout atheist if anything — I’m pretty sure that church had an enormous impact on my aesthetic life. It just seems to go with Flock, which may explain why I am so drawn to using triangles in my Flock quilts. This is the actual church I went to when little; see the resemblance???

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Anyway, so excited about this one. Even more excited to get it back so we can start sleeping under it…

Yay quilts!!!

-T

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