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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2016-12-29 09:09 pm

Quilt?

Today was a day for trying to come back to normal: for attempting to unearth my desk from its accumulation of items, for putting away the air mattress now that Ev is safely back out of state and won't be suddenly needing my floor again, for looking at the candidate shirts for my tech company quilt.

I spent some time at a particular tech company, one that is t-shirt happy. Now that I'm no longer there, the shirts have very little use, other than to clothe me, and I'm doing fairly well on that on my own. I don't sleep in t-shirts, and while there's always some use for knit fabric scraps, I'm full up on those from all the dead pairs of shorts.

However, I do have a fairly ugly comforter that is nearing the end of its normal life. I also treasure that time in my life, and want a way to bring some of the artefacts of the time forward in a way that's friendly to my eventual plan of moving out of state. And I've got a sewing machine.

I grew up thinking about quilts as something that had to be carefully cut with precision tolerences and heavy equipment, and planned out on paper (later, computer), but the tradition of quilting has always included "woops, this dress is super worn out, but I love the fabric and it reminds me of good times", and "aaaaa I just need to cover this blanket in something".

So perhaps, in the coming weeks, I'll throw together a quilt, to remind me of the good times at Virtual Hammer, and something that can be folded up neatly in a corner of the closet without feeling like I'm wasting precious space, then spread on a bed to keep me warm.
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[personal profile] ephemera 2016-12-30 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I like the idea of making something useful out of things with good memories, rather than storing them away where they're less likely to be seen, used, and trigger said memories.
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2016-12-31 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
I can't sew, so it isn't something I can do myself, but someday I may hire someone to quilt up the logos etc. from my array of musical theatre t-shirts, for similar reasons. It's such a neat idea.