Posted in Tabletop Poetry (and Other Artforms), Visual Art

Quilts: The Worst and the Best

There is a part in the last episode of Firefly, “Objects in Space,” in which Jubal Early tells Simon Tam, something along the lines of, “your sister is the smallest cargo I’ve ever had to transport, but by far the most troublesome.” This quilt was my River Tam:

I won’t tell you all my problems with this quilt. If you can’t see them yourself, you don’t need to know.

After three months of sewing every seam twice and still finishing several by hand, I finally completed this baby quilt for my cousin who had her baby in March.

Fortunately, I also just finished a quilt for yet another cousin getting married (did I mention my life is rapidly turning into four weddings and a funeral?) and I think this is my favorite of the bunch, just because of the colors.

Here’s the original pattern for the quilt:

From the 2018 Quilting block and pattern a day calendar with Debby Kratovil

Here’s my version:

I had originally planned to use more subtle colors in biding the squares… until I went to the fabric store…
I think the black binding was the perfect thing to finish it off.

Which one do you think is better?


I am a poet, linguist, and ESL teacher who loves to play games.

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