“All Things Being Equal” Quilt Complete

This weekend I finished my quilt tribute to the justice of marriage equality.  For the backstory see my previous post here:  All Things Being Equal | Entropy Always Wins.


I used my Triangle in a Triangle block to piece striped Goodwill shirts into equilateral triangles that carried more of the same in a secondary pattern.  To further reinforce the meaning, I quilted echoing equilateral triangles that extend into the denim border.  The combination of these three sets of equilateral triangles (pieced, secondary pattern and quilting) all at different angles soothes that over the top urge to put meaning in my making.



Carolyn Friedlander’s Ledger fabric for the back helps keep score and the iconic equal sign was the cherry on top of my creation.


To add some humanity and a little imperfection (I don’t like things too perfect honestly) I pieced the binding in alternating red and blue striped shirt fabric from the Goodwill.


Blessings to all marriages and families who will enjoy the benefits of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling.  Now off to make something in a color other then blue.


Recycled Leather Clutch

My friends have been incredibly generous donating their old leather coats to me when they heard I was upcycling the leather into bags.  Perhaps my telling them that their Duran Duran, Members Only Jackets were no longer in fashion had something to do with it.  🙂  In any case, I now have 4 leather jackets in addition to one I have already used, generously donated by Bianca (Thanks! I made them!.).  I decided to make up a clutch for a friend using a cherished Hmong Remnant, some printed leather and a turkish tassel I had on hand as a zipper pull.


I made up a pattern (my favorite part of creating) and used some hot pink cotton I fused with thick pellon interfacing for the lining. Next up, I’m cutting into some Anna Maria Horner voile for a hexagon variation quilt.




Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge

Well friends, I finished up my Umbrella Prints Trimming Competition Entry.  I had at least 10 different ideas in mind (and with another trimmings packet left, I may use another idea still) but ended up going with themes that I am familiar with-linen, repurposed materials, a big bag and the red cross symbol.  I still have quite a bit of my husband’s old climbing rope left and I really enjoyed the Man-Purse I had previously made so I decided to make up a similar bag design.

A Man-Purse for Kris | Entropy Always Wins.

I used the Umbrella Prints scraps to outline the cross symbol in a quilted fashion.  I used some black and turquoise linen I had on hand and upcycled some black cordura for the bottom and top of the bag.

Umbrella Prints: Golden Ticket.





I used some left over scraps to put a top edging on an inner pocket.



This was such a fun challenge!  So tell me, what do you think?  Anyone out there also finished on their Umbrella Prints creation?  If so I would love to see it.

Happy Easter everyone!


A Quilt Finish

Woot! Woot!  I finished a quilt top and oh my I love this quilt.  It is a quilt of my own design made from repurposed jeans of ours and new and vintage linen with a touch of corduroy.  The fabrics make this quilt heavier then my other quilts and it feels reassuring somehow to cuddle up with a retake on my favorite old jeans.



I tried to partially echo the Plus design from the front on the back and quilted this up on the diagonals.




In other news, I came up with a design for the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge (Umbrella Prints: Golden Ticket) and I’m super psyched to share it with you.  Hope it comes out as I envision.  Happy crafting!