Author Archives: rlbates

About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress

Nurmilintu Scarf

I love how this scarf turned out.  Just finished it earlier this week.  It was knit using yarn Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock.  The pattern is Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander.  After blocking the scarf measures approx 77 in along the longest … Continue reading

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Theirs

I made this quilt after reading about the use of they as a singular pronoun by many trans individuals rather than he or she. My thinking for this piece was a monogrammed towel as a simple gesture of welcome and … Continue reading

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Death Penalty, RIP Quilt

I made this quilt a few weeks ago as a small protest against the death penalty.  The current news is full of the executions here in Arkansas as the state is trying to conduct multiple executions before the end of … Continue reading

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On (the) Line Quilt

This year’s theme for the Quilt Alliance (https://quiltalliance.org/) yearly contest is “voices.”  This is my entry.  I designed it with phone calls to/from my mother (She died almost 8 yrs ago and I still miss hearing her voice.  I really … Continue reading

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Please, don’t litter Quilt

This quilt was made as a nod to the continued need for EPA and environmental protection.  Clean air, water, and land is important to human, wildlife, and plant health. The scene is mostly pristine with the exception of the deformed … Continue reading

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Wall of Resistance Quilt

This quilt is machine pieced with machine appliqued stars (13 of them).  There are also statements (printed on fabric, then appliqued onto the wall) regarding issues that are important to me. The quilt measures 23 in X 23 in.  I … Continue reading

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More Dog Shirts for Lizzie

I’ve been making Lizzie shirts.  I’ve have used old and new (on sale at greatly reduced cost) shirts and recycled them into shirts for Lizzie.  The pattern is one I drafted using a purchased shirt and have tweaked as I … Continue reading

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