Lesley's Quilts #1

My wife Lesley has been making quilts for many years. They haven’t been on display anywhere for a few years, but we’re working on a web site. they’re wonderful to look at. What I’ve always liked about her quilts is the randomness that she allows to take place. She has a geometric pattern, but doesn’t carry it out like an engineer. If she runs out of fabric in the middle of a pattern, she’ll let the pattern be asymmetrical. Someone just wrote her today (which prompted me to post this):

“…I always loved the vitality and quirkiness of your work. I am a HUGE fan of that; so of course I love Kaffee Fassett as well. I love your little hand cut pieces, and your wonderful stitching and the odd bits of whimsey e.g. beads, and of course, best of all, the color….”

I’m going to post her quilt photos now and then.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Lesley's Quilts #1

  1. It's no great surprise that two creative geniuses would find each other. That one is incredibly beeeautiful. I hope too that you show us more. That is my kind of quilt. I can only imagine the beauty surrounding your own personal "shelter".

  2. I really find the quilt pictured captivating. This blog and your books also. Just makes you want to through everything in the back of the Jeep and head to nowhere and everywhere.
    Scrap Wood

  3. Absolutely marvelous … and gorgeous. I look forward to you adding more pics of Lesley's quilts. This particular one brings to my mind all of the buildings and spaces that you capture. You two are quite a pair!

    Much thanks for the share.

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