Tuesday, 2 February 2016

February Journal Quilt

The time as usual is flying by and it's already a new month and thus time to show you a new Journal Quilt. I am making them this year for the Contemporary Quilt Group who set the size at 8 x 10" portrait orientation. Their other requirement is to add a purple patch at least 1/2" square to each journal quilt for the first 4 months of the year.
I have also set my own "rules" in that I am using a selection of tweed fabrics, some of them from my visit to LochCarron Woollen Mill last year. I aim to give my JQs a traditional patched look while at the same time using far from conventional ways of putting my JQs together with a lot of raw edge appliquéd hand stitching.
 And of course my usual embellisment with vintage buttons and size 11 seed beads. 
And  I haven't forgotten that purple patch!

3 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

A wow!

Terri said...

Oh my Frieda! You have done a incredible job choosing your lovely tweeds! They are stunning together and add such fine texture and visual interest without being overwhelming at all! You are a true master : )
Hugs,
Terri

Linda Kunsman said...

a real feast for the eyes and your choice of fabrics makes me feel all warm and cozy!

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