Thursday, 3 November 2016

November Journal Quilt

This is the penultimate journal quilt for this year. All the JQs are sized 8 x 10 for the challenge on the Contemporary Quilt Group and the group also set the requirement that each journal quilt has to contain a coloured piece of fabric at least 1/2" square. For November the colour of this piece was orange.
I made the choice to use tartans and tweeds for my journal quilts this year and to give them a folksy, handmade look. This has proved harder to achieve than I had originally anticipated but I'm getting better at it. Sadly there is now only one month left to go!

Most of the fabrics I used came from the Lochcarron Woollen Mill and from Fabric Affair. Needless to say that over the course of the year I have acquired so many tartans and tweeds that I could easily make another 12 journal quilts, but I'm sure they will come in handy sometime in the future.
This piece was hand quilted, raw edge appliquéd with hand stitching, hand beaded with size 11 seed beads and further embellished with vintage buttons, some of them wooden ones. The binding comes from a piece of ShweShwe fabric bought from the African Fabric Shop

1 comment:

Linda Kunsman said...

I think you are doing a brilliant job piecing the tweeds and tartans Frieda! Loving these as much as your vibrant minis:)


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