Arabesque #3 Archives - Julie Brown Neu

The Blog

The Blog


March 30, 2016 | Quilts

Arabesque #3 is complete!

As I quilted Arabesque #3, I found myself thinking that I should call it “Divine Intervention” instead. The piecing certainly required a few prayers, but I have to admit that I had no faith at all when it came time to quilt. This one hung on my design wall for …

Read More


January 12, 2016 | Quilts

7th Time is a Charm!

Finally, finally the top for Arabesque #3 is done. The center star required seven tries, cutting out three different stars, cursing, and prayers. It’s still not done well, but I decided that seven was my limit. If it lays flat when it’s quilted, it will be a miracle.

Read More


December 7, 2015 | Quilts

Design Wall Monday – Arabesque #3 Grows

Arabesque #3 is growing. The center medallion is sewn (and resewn and resewn again) and I have cut many of the pieces for the edges. Still to decide where to cut it off. The beauty of geometric designs is that they could go on forever.

Read More


November 16, 2015 | Quilts

Design Wall Monday – Arabesque #3

  Here’s what the design wall looks like today: Unfortunately, I haven’t made a lot of progress since this morning because it’s one of those days when I am taking out more seams that I put in, but c’est la vie.  I did make one big change over the weekend …

Read More


November 10, 2015 | Quilts

Arabesque #3 In Process

After some great help from Arlington Swifty Printing on Friday to enlarge the design for Arabesque #3, work is now underway. So far, so good!

Read More


November 6, 2015 | Projects

Arabesque #3 Design

I have been wrestling with the design for Arabesque #3 for weeks now.  I kept trying to talk myself out of doing it.  The inspiration for the design is from the Alcazar Palace in Seville, Spain (Broug, Eric. Islamic Geometric Design, pg. 27) and it is complicated. It’s a 12-point …

Read More
Site Design Rebecca Pollock
Site Development North Star Sites