To be a bit cliché, this shoemaker is a professional Web Developer and her child is this blog, but it was past time to launch what I have of a new design. All the content is still here, everything else is a work in progress (kind of like most of my sewing projects)!
From #lovewins to the passage of North Carolina’s HB2 and similar proposed bills across the nation (if there’s any question, I celebrated the former and decry the latter), discrimination based on how we label ourselves and each other has been on my mind daily in the past year (coincidentally the span of time from this quilt’s conceptualization to completion).
The dirtiest, crudest, most offensive word in modern English: feminist.
This quilt came about because I’m tired of reading essays where the author says they’re not a feminist because feminism is icky while laying out arguments for what they actually are that are all dictionary feminism. I’m sick of reading screeds vilifying straw-men feminists written by people whose sole goal is fear-mongering. I’m weary from the constant low-level of discrimination I experience as a woman working in tech, even as I know that I’m privileged by a shocking level of near-equality compared to many of my cohort. I am absolutely exhausted by the media and people in the legislature telling me what is best for my body, income, career, mind, personality, and beliefs because I am a member of the so-called weaker sex.
It’s a rant in quilt form.
South Burlington, VT
Front: Kona Cotton Honey, Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton Butter, Andover Textured Solid Magnum; Back: Heather Ross Briar Rose Cricket Clover Lilac/Gold, Kaffe Fasset Shot Cotton Quartz, Kona Elegance White
Warm & Natural Cotton
Machine, straight-line, machine embroidery, Gutterman Cotton, hand accent in 28wt Aurifil
It started out as an inspiration from the fabric types in Mustang Summing, then turned into a quilt for a new baby niece.
South Burlington, VT
Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt, pink solid from JoAnn Fabrics, Kona Sunflower, Fairy Frost in snow, Essex Yarn Dyed linen/cotton blend in Flax, Oyster Dynasty Minky (back), Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft (binding)
Soft & Crafty 80/20
Machine, free-motion, Aurifil 40wt
Straight-edge, mitered, 2.5″ strips, finished by machine