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 […]

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 8

Week 8 of the Journal Quilt Project fell in mid-July of 2011, in the middle of the Tour de France.  My DH is a serious cyclist with several road bikes (which really has its advantages when it comes to buying new sewing machines.  When I tell him how much a new Bernina will cost his […]

Launching My New Life

Today is my 40th birthday. I am celebrating at the spa with my mother and sister and at the lake with the rest of my immediate family and a bottle of champagne. But, my gift to myself is that I am finally going to follow my bliss, pursue my calling, whatever you want to call […]

Arabesque #1

The first of my geometric tiles quilts is complete. It’s all pieced using templates and a bazillion Y seams in batik fabrics and simply quilted around the tiles. Let me know what you think!