Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 12

Week 12 of my journal quilting project fell the week of August 11, 2011.  That weekend my DH and I attended an annual fundraising gala for the Bidwell House Museum in Monterey, MA.  The party must have had a Caribbean theme or island feel to it because my journal notes read like this: Caribbean – […]

Finished sewing my Authentic Self

I have finally finished the top for my “Authentic Self” quilt. Since I was working off the design wall and piecing improvisationally, it ended up taking way longer to piece than I expected. I discovered that (at least for me) improvisational piecing means lots of set-in seams and also lots of seam ripping. There are […]

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 11

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the first week of August in 2011.  That weekend, like the other first weekends in August for the last 15 years, my DH rode in the Pan Mass Challenge, a 192-mile, two day ride from the western (ish) part of Massachusetts to the end of the Cape (Bourne) and […]

Authentic Self

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on my “Authentic Self” quilt. In addition to photos of me from points in my life from infancy to my 40th birthday, I have included photos of travel, hobbies, etc. and other things that represent who I am.  I am also making use of my extensive […]

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 10

You may not remember a time when the U.S. Government was a tangled mess of bureaucracy, but that’s what was happening in late July 2011, when I made this journal quilt.  We were in the midst of a crisis about the debt ceiling and every day the news was filled with coverage about what a […]

Designing Arabesque #2

I have gotten started on my next arabesque quilt. This design is based on a geometric tile pattern from The Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain, built over the course of 200 years and completed in 987.  (Broug, Eric. “Islamic Geometric Patterns,” 27.)  I’ve taken just one tile and set it off-center and carried the […]

Now on Etsy – Rainbow Sprinkles

I’ve realized that one of the things that I lost when my blog blew up and I lost all of those years of content was the creation stories of most of my quilts. So, I have decided to recreate some of those, at least for the quilts that are available for sale in my Shop. […]

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 9

The technique that I learned for my Week 9 Journal Quilt (July 21, 2011) was patience.  I tried several projects and nothing was working out.  I finally reminded myself that I only wanted to allot a few hours to each journal quilt and decided to call “time” on the project.  I gathered the attempts and […]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Two weeks ago, I celebrated a milestone birthday. My gift to myself was to finally pursue my passion and make quilting my career (albeit one supported with some digital strategy and data governance consulting work).  My darling husband’s gift to me was the following gift certificate: A gift for Julie/ Mommy! Doug and C. would […]

I Spy

My baby started preschool today. It wasn’t pretty.  Though she’s been in day care since she was 5 months old and her “preschool” is really just a new classroom upstairs from her old one at day care, my daughter wanted none of it this morning. We’ve been on vacation for three weeks, the first two […]