Monday, March 23, 2015

Week 12, Jessie Hughes

Hello, I am Jessie Hughes and I will be your tour guide for the next week. I first want to say Thank You to Chris for allowing me to take park in this wonderful event!  I am excited to share with all of you a little about myself for the next week. Be warned I have never blogged or used twitter before. Any suggestions would be nice.

I made my first quilt 5 years ago.  I was pregnant with my first baby, a girl, and wanted to make her baby quilt.  I was well aware about quilting and the addictiveness that it could become ;) I have two really great friends that are avid quilters and I was trying to not get sucked in.  After I made my daughters quilt it was only a matter of time until I wanted a quilt for me to snuggle under.

Off topic- I am obsessed with polk a dots.  I say that but I don’t think you may know how deep my obsession goes.   I loved polk a dots as a little girl and my mom could never find me any, so when she did happen to find some I would wear it all the time.  If she would make me a skirt I would pick out polk a dot fabric.  My wedding dress has white on white polk a dots. I have a personalized license plate that says plkadot. Most every thing that I love and want to use is polk a dot.  It is something that I love and when people see polk a dots they think of me. Have you seen the new Cinderella a movie? You should.  It is well done.  The actors, music, choreography, and the costumes are absolutely amazing!  There are lots of polk a dot dresses ;)

Ok back to quilting.  After I made my first quilt for me I haved some orphaned blocks L so I made a baby quilt with them.  I didn’t make another quilt for almost 2 ½ years.  But in that time I was reading quilting blogs, getting quilt designs drawn out in a binder.  I then became pregnant with a boy and needed to make him a quilt, naturally.  I am a huge star wars fan! I decided to draft my own quilt using hand embroidered characters.  It was a lot of work but so worth it.  After that quilt it snowballed from there.  My home is now filled with soft and snuggly quilts.  And many many many WIPs.  In these last 3 years I have learned a lot about quilting. The true ¼ or scant ¼. The typed of quality of fabric matters.  Squaring up HST :/ and the stash.  Oh man the stash is out of control. 

I am going to try and do my best this week in showing you some fun things I am working on and try and keep you entertained.  Any requests?

You can find me over on:
Instagram:  quiltsbyjessie        
Etsy: customquiltsbyjessie (the shop is empty due to me just having built a house and moved)
Twitter: ummm I am not sure how that even works
Blog: Again no, what would I even say to keep people entertained


  1. Hi Jessie!! It's nice to learn more about you. Love that you are a huge Star Wars fan! My kids and I are as well. Have a fun week!

  2. Hello.. I have a daughter who LOVES Polka Dots xx ... there are A LOT of them around now xxx

  3. I love Star Wars and Polka Dots too! Are you going to show those earlier quilts? I hope so! Have a fun week! I'm looking forward to more of what you have to say :)