Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Your Story Begins at Home

Welcome to the Story party! I was so excited when Carrie (Bloomston, of Such Designs) asked me to make a project inspired by her new line for Windham Fabrics, Story, and I'm even more excited to be sharing it with you today. It turns out this quilt took on quite a story of its own. First, though, a bit about the fabric line.

Your Story Begins at Home

From Carrie's post: "Story is about community, connection and the essentials of life: home, family, love, garden, nature, stars, moon, sun, animals, friends. In Story, you’ll find archetypal building blocks of your personal narrative. What is your story? Tell us. Share it. Add to it. Make it yours. When we share ourselves with the world, we become whole."

Your Story Begins at Home

Not only did Carrie ask me to make a quilt with this beautiful line, but she invited it to be featured in her lookbook to help showcase the line. To be included, the quilt had to be back to Carrie in time for the photoshoot. I quickly sketched out my design and set myself a (very aggressive) timeline to get the quilt made and off to be longarm quilted in time to send back to Carrie before leaving for a 2.5 week business trip to Australia. It was going to be tight, but I was certain I could do it.

Your Story Begins at Home

With a fabric line so chock full of stories, I immediately knew that I wanted to make a sea of houses and build a patchwork town or city. Made from two very simple shapes -- rectangles and flying geese -- the quilt is abstract enough for anyone to inject stories of their own into this little patchwork town. I absolutely loved making it.

Your Story Begins at Home

Well, towards the end of construction, I was really down to the wire. The quilt top was (of course) taking longer to complete than I was anticipating, and the Saturday night before my business trip I settled down for a long night of sewing. As long as I got it to Mark and Suzan at Singing Stitches to work their quilting magic on Sunday, I could keep to my schedule.

Your Story Begins at Home

But at around 11PM I started having some pretty severe back pain. I've had back pain before, but this was like nothing I had ever felt before. And no matter how I moved or sat, there was no relief. To make a long story short, I ended up driving myself to the emergency room at 4AM to learn that I was experiencing my very first bout with kidney stones. It was NO FUN.

Your Story Begins at Home

Aside from the physical pain of the ordeal, there was no way I was getting the quilt done before leaving for Australia. I had to let Mark and Suzan know that I wouldn't be bringing them the quilt the next day. And I had to let Carrie know that the quilt would not be ready in time to be included in the lookbook photoshoot. I was really heartbroken, but also excited to complete the quilt once I was home without the stress and discomfort that I was beginning to associate with it.

Your Story Begins at Home

And so I present "Your Story Begins at Home". Like life, the story is both about the good and the bad. Though the story of this quilt so far has had more downs than ups, I am sure that will change as it makes its way to Quilt Market and does its part to showcase Carrie's beautiful new fabric line. And once it's home, we'll be sure this quilt is well used and well loved.



Be sure to check out all of the amazing Story projects, posted by your party hosts:



39 comments:

  1. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!

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  2. Memories good and bad but mostly good!!:) It's a fabulous quilt and yes...would be fantastic for anyone to showcase fabrics they love that tells their own story!!:)

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  3. Your quilt is just awesome! Love everything about it!

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  4. That's more of a story than you wanted, I'm sure. It's a wonderful quilt, though.

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  5. First it is just a very beautiful quilt!
    Then there is always so much more behind a quilt...
    I feel empathy and much respect for you!
    (and love the quilt :-) )

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  6. Gorgeous quilt, glad you're feeling better!

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  7. This quilt is gorgeous!! Love it!

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  8. i am in love with this quilt, john! seriously, i could make out with it. (glad you are on the mend - boo to kidney stones!)

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  9. What a beautiful quilt! The last row of houses makes me think of how life seems to fly by sometimes. I love it!

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  10. A very incredible quilt! I love the diversity of fabrics and the simplicity of the blocks - all the same yet each one unique and vibrant. Great interpretation!

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  11. So glad you're ok. The quilt is fabulous!

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  12. Oh I love it John, what a gorgeous quilt! And I'm so sorry you experienced such pain right before your epic flight to Australia! There is nothing good to say about back pain, so I hope you weren't in too much discomfort during your flights and trip. Thanks for sharing your quilt story. I've just pinned your quilt so I can go look at it again. Cat

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  13. Love the quilt, John. The scale of the houses is ideal for the fabric and the overall design. Nice one!! So sorry about the kidney stones, that's awful. I look forward to seeing your quilt in person at Market!!

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  14. I love this - what a great use of the colors. So sorry to hear about the troubles before finishing and before your trip. I am glad you found out before your trip!!

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  15. I adore what you did with this quilt. I'm going to admit I may have to be a copycat, I love it that much!

    So sorry about the kidney stones. I've heard they are no fun at all.

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  16. Love this quilt so much ... Not loving the kidney stones ... Love knowing the stories behind quilts also

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  17. This quilt and your story are both beautiful! I am honored to have you and your energy as part of this unfolding story.

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  18. Would you consider sharing your "pattern"? I absolutely love this!

    Been there and done that on the stones - I FEEL for you. Hope life is better!

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  19. What a fantastic quilt. Everything about it is beautiful. Sorry about your story. Hope you're doing better. I hope you make a pattern for this quilt.

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  20. Stones are so miserable I hope your feeling better! I do love your neighborhood! A most beautiful quilt a perfect fit with this new line of fabric!

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  22. I absolutely love this quilt. John, you outdid yourself!
    So sorry about the kidney stone. My husband has been plagued with them in the past and they are no fun!

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  23. Well it definitely has a story now!! Its very vibrant and I love it. Hope you never ever have another kidney stone.

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  24. I would love to make this... Do you have a tutorial for it. I hate to do the math if I don't have to I'm too lazy.... and I may or may not have failed pre college math my senior year in college.

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  27. John, this is an amazing quilt. I was wondering if you are planning on publishing the pattern?

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