My name is Jessica Alexandrakis and a long time ago I started a quilt blog.
I quilt pretty much every day. There are certainly times where I'm more focused on one project than another, but I usually have multiple quilts going on at the same time. I love pulling fabric, using up scraps, whipstitching (EPP and BINDING!!) and taking a finished quilt out of the wash. I hate measuring, squaring up, fixing mistakes, and fiddly machine paper piecing patterns. We all like what we like, you know? I also like writing. sharing. documenting and rereading my journey with making soft housewares to be USED. I am not an art quilter. I don't do embellishments. I don't do matchy matchy. I follow my gut and make what I want. Sometimes I make the quilts that want to be made, without much forethought. At any rate, I enjoy the process and I want to share it here with you all.
I just told my 7 year old that I used to write a blog and I told him what it was-- A way for people to tell their own stories online. He said he had lots of stories, so we agreed to make more time for paper journaling.
And for me, I want a facebook/instagram free 2020, but I'm writing here because I am open to connecting in other ways.
1x mail exchanges
Round Robins (I'm dying to do a row by row...)
I have been using the internet now for 23ish years... I don't want to become a recluse but I want to enjoy how I interact with others online, and commercialized social media platforms haven't been having a positive impact on me for a long time. I'm still looking for ways to connect with quilters in real life too, but somehow the demands of modern life, work, parenting... there are so few hours in the week. I won't give up though, there are too many good stories to tell.
Please follow, no, connect with me here. ♡