Thursday, 27 December 2012
52. The End of a Beginning Journal Quilt
For today I'm focussing on this, the last one. And what better way to celebrate the successful conclusion of this project than with flowers. So I gave myself a fabric bouquet. The background consists of a collage of flowers from a wide variety of different fabrics. They were cut out and adhered to a background fabric using Mistyfuse and I then stitched them down with invisible thread using my sewing machine.
I was looking for a title in the vintage book that I've used for the titles of the journal quilts quite a lot this year. And by that wonderful synchronicity that I love so much I found the perfect words: "the end of the beginning". That's indeed what this project has been for me. Almost every small quilt has provided me with inspiration for a potential larger one. Needless to say some of these ideas are better than others and I will spend some time considering which ones to pursue.
In the meantime I have already started work on 2 large quilts so my hands won't be idle and one of them is the direct result of one of the journal quilts I made for the 52 Journals project. Nor will I stop making journal quilts. I have been producing them since 2004 and will carry on making them for the Sketchbook Challenge and maybe combine that also with the challenge set by the Contemporary Quilt group. But those will be monthly ones!
It has been a pleasure to be able to share this project with my blog readers here and with my fellow blippers on the Blipfoto site where I have been uploading these little pieces every Thursday this year. Thank you all very much for taking the trouble to look and comment. Having you with me has made the whole thing a lot more enjoyable for me!
Finally if you want to see all 52 JQs, you can see them in the slideshow in the sidebar of this blog or if you want to read about them in depth by clicking on the 52 Journals tag at the bottom of this blog.