I used to want to be an architect. It was my childhood dream (that, and a florist). I endlessly played with Legos. I watched episodes of This Old House. I would sit and pour over house plan magazines and sketch up my own outlandish designs on graph paper (my parents must have spent a small fortune on graph paper). But I didn’t become an architect because one time an actual architect told me being an architect was a miserable job and you had to know math (and I wasn’t any good at math). So I let the dream go.
Stupid dream-crushing architect. Kids, don’t listen to grown-ups.
Anyway, I’m still a bit of an architecture nut. I’m love looking at blue prints and watching buildings being constructed. I love building, remodeling, and painting things and I spend a lot of time marveling at architectural wonders. Chicago’s Architecture Boat Tour is probably my favorite tour of anything in this country.
Needless to say, when Carolyn Friedlander came out with her Architextures line, I had to have it. It is so incredibly fabulous.
Starting with a couple quarter square triangles, I improv-pieced my own little house plan, using the different fabrics in the collection. It was a little homage to my girlhood dream of building beautiful homes. Build on!
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