Last year, during my attempt to learn a little about the history of knitting, I designed a few star quilt patterns that were inspired by traditional knitting patterns. I had picked up a set of Grandma’s House fat quarters earlier, which I used to make these stars for a mini quilt. Unfortunately, once I finished making this block, I realised that I had printed it at 94%. So I had to remake this one for the mini and ended up with an orphan block.
This year I am taking care of almost all my orphan blocks and some of them are being turned into pillows for the guest bed in my husband’s office. Apart from making the office a pleasant place for him to work from, I also have a selfish reason for this. My favourite bookshelf is in that room, so sometimes I like to read in there. The guest bed will be much more comfortable with all the pillows in the back. Once I had gotten over being upset at my own mistake, I knew that I would love to turn this Fair Isle star quilt block into a pillow. I am working on the other matching pillow this week.
Here is another set of index card drawings from the icad project
Psychedelic Gravitational Waves
I made this card on June 23rd, which was Alan Turing’s birthday. He has had a profound influence on me and his story makes me extremely sad.
Devils Postpile lava columns, California
Drawn from a photo I took there
Peacock feather – fractal-inspired
Transit of Venus, Voyage of the Endeavour with Captain Cook in 1769
We were lucky enough to witness the last Venus Transit live in 2012.
While writing this post, I realised that this set of index card drawings is a bit science-biased! It was definitely not planned that way.
Until next time,