Authentic Self – An Update

Fifteen months ago on my 40th birthday, I wrote that my gift to myself was going to be to finally live my authentic life.  Though I wasn’t bold enough to call it that then, that day was really an announcement of the journey that I was going to take to figure out what my authentic […]

Quilt Show

Quilters are such nice people.  I can’t even tell you how many people stopped me at the show over the weekend and told me how much they liked my “Authentic Self” quilt.  It was a quilt that I made just for myself with no thoughts about winning any ribbons and having people go out of […]

My Authentic Self is Complete

Well, the quilt anyway.  I expect that my authentic self is going to be a WIP for quite a long time.  For the quilting on this quilt, I let each different fabric “speak” to me and chose a quilting design that reflected the fabric itself.  Each quilting design is different, but I was surprised by […]

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 […]

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 […]