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October 1, 2015 | Quilts

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, …

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September 29, 2015 | Quilts

Arabesque #2

I am putting the final touches on a few quilts this week, readying them for my guild show this weekend.  (Come see it on Friday and Saturday at St. Brigid’s Church in Lexington, MA.)  I’ll have two quilts in the show, in addition to the many samples that I pulled …

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September 24, 2015 | Uncategorized

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 20

At the same time that I was in my first trimester in the fall of 2011, I was working on a consulting project that had me in a terrible office building in Hartford, CT that was surrounded by locked gates and security guards.  I drove down on Monday mornings, flashed …

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September 23, 2015 | Quilts

New Quilt

I am getting started with a new quilt.  It’s a custom one for my 10 year old niece and it took her about 10 minutes to design.  She looked at a few books, decisively pointed to an applique pattern, flipped through a fan deck and picked out the colors and …

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September 17, 2015 | Uncategorized

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 19

The week of September 29th, 2011 was a momentous one for me, an unexpectedly momentous one.  When I started the journal quilting project, I didn’t expect anything particularly interesting to happen in my life.  My DH and I were settling into a nice, comfy place after building our dream home …

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September 10, 2015 | Uncategorized

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 18

During the week of September 22, 2011, we celebrated my husband’s birthday with a weekend of eating.  First stop was Baba Louie’s Pizza in Pittsfield, MA.  We’re regulars at the restaurant (or rather the take-out window) in Great Barrington, but we went to Pittsfield to see “Moneyball” on opening night. …

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September 9, 2015 | Quilts

Vacation’s Over

I’m getting back to work this week after a lovely and long vacation.  I gave myself a vacation from creating too and used my quilting time to finish a few things from my to do list. I spent the Friday before my vacation making a yoga mat bag for my …

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September 3, 2015 | Uncategorized

#TBT – Journal Quilt Week 17

Week 17 of my journal quilt project in 2011 (September 15th) was when Fall really hit.  I mentioned last week that the leaves in Western Mass. start turning at the end of August, but the weather generally stays warm and gorgeous into September. However, this week in 2011, it felt …

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August 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

#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 …

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August 20, 2015 | Uncategorized

#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 …

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