I began writing ROYAL STREET in October of 2008. Not coincidentally, I last worked on a quilt in...yep...October of 2008. Now, instead of thousands of tiny pieces of fabric arranged in a visual feast, I try to piece thousands of letters, words, and punctuation marks into something at least pleasant to read.
It's not such a different process, when you think about it, since my "specialty" is a technique called paper-piecing, which allows you to use really tiny pieces of fabric and create intricate "pictures" with them. A tiny, throw-pillow-sized quilt top can easily have more than 1,000 separate pieces of fabric. (Yeah, yeah, I'm OCD. I know.)
Found some of my quilt pix while digging around last night, and thought I'd share them. There probably won't be anymore for a while...except the ones pieced together in words.