Saw it. Loved it. Made it. Fabric hoarder. Wife. Mommy. LDS. Sewing is my creative outlet. Formally @jessicaquilts
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This fall has been so crazy with no time to sew. I decided to go back to school after not attending school at all since high school. Going back to school in my 30’s to get a degree, while raising a family and working is not an easy task. Add going back to school FULL-TIME with 5 classes was almost ludicrous but I did it. I worked my butt off and by a hair, squeaked by with a 4.0 GPA. This will probably be my only 4.0 in college I will ever get because I can imagine things will only be getting harder. It’s finally winter break and I finally stepped foot into my sewing room and dusted of my sewing machine. I have no clue what to make but I want an all reds quilt. Throw some ideas my way. #bonnieandcamille
Wow, I cannot believe it’s been a year since I made this. I was really hoping to make another one this year since I picked up a second Christmas tree but with the announcement of #bonnieandcamille new Christmas fabric line, I am SOO excited to make one next spring. For those of you who can’t wait, check out my free tutorial on my blog to make this tree skirt. #showmethemoda #thimbleblossoms #minidwell #winterwonderlandtreeskirt #wonkyskinnytree
I just picked up my #starsandstripesquilt this week from @kwilter100. Yay! I finished this top at retreat earlier this year and coincidentally I get it back from the quilter when #stitchsupplyretreat is happening again. Wish I could of gone this fall but I’ll just be drooling over everyone’s finishes from home. Can’t wait for my sewing machine to get over her temper tantrum so I can bind this beauty. My son told me this is his most favorite quilt. He said “Mom, I love your American of the flag quilt.” #thimbleblossoms #bonnieandcamille
I am so excited to finally be sharing this with you all. I've been wanting to make a #dresdenplate quilt for years and I finally was able to check it off my to-do list. Thank you so much @modabakeshop for the opportunity to share with you all how to make this quilt on their blog. This quilt was made with @thimbleblossoms and @bonniecottonway #bonnieandcamille fabric lines; which I'm obsessed with. I made a scrappy version with various fabric lines but my tutorial will show you how you can make this all with a layer cake. I hope you guys enjoy it. If you guys decide to make one yourself tag me and use #dresdenirishchainquilt, I'd love to see your quilts. Also, check out the quilting by @mollylovelythreads #showmethemoda
Question: Has anyone had problems with bleeding from the Bonnie and Camille solids bundle? Not saying I have but had nightmares last night I washing my hexagon quilt and all of the solid colors bled even with color catchers. Now I'm panicking and wishing I prewashed my solids. #bonnieandcamille #thimbleblossoms #epp #englishpaperpiecing #showmethemoda #hexies #grandmasflowergarden #grandmothersflowergarden #grandmothersflowergardenquilt #hexielove #jessicaismakingaflowergarden
I'm going to do a major destash here. (Breathe just breathe) I've come to the realization there is no way I can use all of the fabric I have. I thought about making a few layer cake packs with different #bonnieandcamille fabrics and I was wondering if there would be much interest in that. I'll also pull some fat quarter bundles together. #thegreatfabricdestash #thegreatbonnieandcamilledestash #thegreatfabricdestashiso
Hello! I'm back (for those of you who noticed I was gone ). I took a bit of a break to focus on my health and family. Now that school is back in session, I figured it was a good time to get back on. A little break did me good. While I was away I realized I need to do a serious de stash.... So stay tuned for that. I also had the opportunity to make a quilt for someone that I've been wanting to for a while. I forgot to take a picture of it finished but that's okay, I was on a vacay from worrying about Instagram postings . This was a first for me in a couple of ways. First time using just solids and First time quilting a quilt without sending it to the longarm quilter (Which I've discovered I reallllly need a Juki.) Super excited to be back at it for a bit because in 3 weeks I start back up to school myself, full time. #imustbeinsane #flyinggeesequilt
Window box update: Flowers are growing like weeds. I've about killed them a couple times but they are surviving. The wicking watering system from a previous post is doing great even in this 100 degree weather.
Picture 1: June 1st
Picture 2: June 20th
Picture 3: July 24th
#jessicaswindowboxes #windowboxes #petunias
Everyone go check out @thequiltingmill and her awesome giveaway she is doing. She is helping to bring awareness to this cute family @withlovefromlondon to help provide a better quality of living in a more accessible home for London, who has special needs. Hop on over to there profiles, click on the link and help out if you can. Every little bit can help. Think of it this way, instead of buying that 1 or 2 yard of fabric or that 1 or 2 charm packs, consider sending that fabric money to this family instead. Share this photo with #lendingloveforlondon and be eligible for a gift card for customized quilting by the so so talented @thequiltingmill. This quilting community is the most generous and giving group I know, let's make a huge difference in someone's life.
Thank you all for your messages on my last post, you have seriously boosted my spirits like you wouldn't believe. Completely not quilty related but I'm so excited about how these are going that I wanted to share on here.
I made a "self-watering" wicking system for my window boxes. So far they are working great. They were easy it make and only cost about $4-$5 dollars vs $20-$40 to buy just one.
I drilled small holes just large enough for the rope to push through. I put tape the end of the rope to more easily feed it down into the drilled hole and then continued to feed the rope through the drilled hole until it came out the end of the pipe. Tie a knot at the end of the rope, cut off the tapped end but still leave a little tail to help wick and then pulled the other end of the rope until the knot is inside the drilled hole. Then cut the rope to leave a 3-4 inch tail. Repeat that for each wick. Once that's done then assemble it with pvc glue to seal the joints. Hopefully the pictures make sense. These before and after are 20 days apart. I was worried I would kill my flowers especially with all of my health concerns recently but they are holding up for a few days in between waterings. Just fill the pipe that sticks up out of the pot and the flowers just wick up what they need. #windowboxes #petunias #jessicaswindowboxes
Thank you all so much for your messages that so many of you have sent me. This quilty community is the best.
I just wanted to give a very personal, quick update in my absence lately. A lot of you are aware of some medical craziness that's been going on. Still in limbo in regards to my health with no confirmed diagnosis. Yet another... 3rd to be exact....MRI has been ordered.
Which will then be followed by a second opinion and maybe a third and heaven knows what tests those doctors will want to run.
Trying to rule out the possibility of multiple sclerosis (ms) has been a crazy experience. Admittedly I didn't even know what it really was, I had to Google it.
I'm ready to accept it and face this beast or move on and pray that whatever has been going on will never happen again. Gotta live my life, you know?
Good news is that I have been feeling better and can hopefully turn my sewing machine on and get to sewing here soon. I've missed it so much. But I've loved seeing all of your beautiful posts and it gives me joy.
I just wanted to thank you all so much for your DM messages since my last post. I've been MIA here this entire month due to being completely blindsided by getting sick at the first of the month. A lot has been going on healing and figuring out what's going on. Brain MRI results given today resulted in needing to get another MRI of my spine and a lovely spinal tap. There's never a quick diagnosis or answer to things, so hopefully in 3-4 weeks we will know more. So while we wait and since I've been feeling better and have the energy, I can finally finish working on this beauty and share it with you all (hopefully) very soon. This will be a major check mark on my quilt bucket list. #bonnieandcamille #showmethemoda