About Me

My name is Jessie and I live in New Jersey. My mom taught me how to sew when I was in 4th or 5th grade, but I didn't pick it back up again until I finished college. I had a lot of college t-shirts that I didn't want to part with, but I also didn't want them taking up a lot of space. I asked for a sewing machine as a graduation present and a few months later, I finished my first t-shirt quilt. I've been hooked ever since! I really enjoy the precision aspect of cutting and piecing a quilt top. I'm not an intrinsically creative person (I prefer to follow patterns) and I don't have the patience to quilt my own quilts, but I still enjoy making them and I'm trying to challenge myself to finish what I start. I'm amazed at the inspiration and ideas that are available to quilters on the internet. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to contribute to that in some small way. :)

I named this blog "Measuring Success" because I need to learn to stop comparing myself and my sewing abilities to all of the other quilters that I see. I need to be okay with making mistakes and encountering obstacles because pushing through those things is what builds character. Ultimately, my worth is not defined by what I create or don't create. My worth is defined by my Creator and I need to thank Him for these abilities that He gave me in the first place.