Monday, 1 August 2016

August Journal Quilt

A new month brings with it a new journal quilt sized 8 x 10" made for the challenge on the Contemporary Quilt Group. Their requirement was to add a green square to the JQs this month and you can see it underneath. 
I'm using tweed and tartan for my Journal Quilts this year and in the background of this piece is a tartan fabric I bought many, many years ago (I think about 25) in Inverary. I have been hoarding it carefully all these years and now for the first time I have managed to persuade myself to cut a bit off and use it!
The piece is hand quilted, raw edge appliqued with hand stitching, hand beaded and embellished with vintage buttons and also some buttons I fell in love with in New York at Daytona Trimmings in West 39th Street, a veritable treasure trove of loveliness. You can see one on the green piece above. 

It's a very woolly piece and feels rather unsuitable for this summer month when for once the sun is actually shining!


fabriquefantastique said...

very tactile, great ( my ) colors.

Linda Kunsman said...

the colors and textures look so warm and cozy-beautiful!


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