#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 16

Rather than celebrating the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, during this week 16 of my journal quilting project in 2011, I decided instead to celebrate the beginning of Fall. No, it wasn’t the official start of the season, but in the Berkshires in Western Mass., the leaves begin turning at the end of August […]

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 15

Week 15 of the Journal Quilt project in 2011 brought Labor Day and the end of summer, celebrated with attendance at Lobster Fest, an annual fundraiser supporting The Berkshire National Fish Hatchery.  I think that my lobster was a little overstuffed because sewing around it ended up being quite a challenge (as you can guess […]

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 14

The journal quilt for the week of August 25th, 2011, probably says more about what wasn’t happening that week than what was.  The biggest event of the week was Hurricane Irene, but I didn’t make any particular notes about why.  I live in the mountains in Western Massachusetts. A hurricane for us means lots of […]

In the studio today

I am in the studio today, listening to the delightful sound of a steady rain falling outside on the parched grass (which means that I don’t have to water) and beginning the quilting on Arabesque #2. So far, I am just stitching around the “grout” lines and still have to think about what else to […]

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 13

I have always been a little triskaidekaphobic, which means fear of the number thirteen, though admittedly part of it is just loving the word for it. So, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that a natural event occurred during Journal Quilt Week 13 in August of 2011. That week, there was an earthquake in Virginia […]

Sewing Arabesque #2

I have gotten started sewing Arabesque #2. I have to say that it has been far easier to sew than I expected, but was still a good lesson in knowing when to quit.  I started sewing it on Wednesday of last week and by Thursday, I had the center section done except for two pieces. […]