Thursday, 28 February 2008

12" x 12" JC TIF

Now that title looks like a code doesn't it, read on and it will become clear, I promise.

I mentioned in an earlier post, in January I think, that I was a member of the Contemporary Quilt Group, which is part of the Quilters Guild. I also explained about their Journal Quilt Challenge that they have for 2008 and I had decided to join in with. This means I have to make a Journal Quilt sized 12” x 12” each month of the year. I have tied this in with Sharon B’s Take it Further Challenge so I have an idea of what I am going to use as a design source. For the month of February there are a set of colours and a question – ‘What do you remember?’

In January I used the colours and expected to do so again in February but I got thinking about the question.

‘What do I remember?’ Well there are lots of things I remember but strangely I started thinking of the Liberty bodices that my mother used to make me wear. Silly thing to base a quilt on but you have to start somewhere.

Using cream calico, I added panels, tucks and inserted bits of lace (I wasn’t really posh enough to have lace on mine but when I did a search on the Internet there were some). Very elegant, like this one.

My liberty bodice was more like this one.

It is no wonder I hated it and longed to cut it up and never have to wear one again.

I then cut my journal piece up and re-stitched it, did a little quilting, pin tucking and then added a few buttons, vintage and modern. I haven't used binding on this one, which is a real change for me, I thought I would have a go at bagging it. Not too sure about it but it will do.

And as this is a short post I will add a couple of detail photo's of it, haven't thought of a name yet.

I like it and it’s a few more techniques that I haven’t done before so that’s good. The trouble is I haven’t plotted its progress as promised to Sharon for the second month. I did start and finish in one day so maybe I can be excused again !!!


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your liberty bodice quilt is amazing! I love all the buttons and seams and lace - really really beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful transformation, it looks beautiful ! Congratulations !

Gina said...

I love that Liberty Bodice quilt Stephanie - beautiful.
Thanks for your good wishes. I managed to escape to the EG for a couple of hours yesterday - missed you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photo of the liberty bodice. I'd never heard of such a thing, so I really appreciate seeing it. I assume it was an undergarment?

Jean said...

I wore one, they were second hand ! and I was so sad when I grew out of mine. Looking at the image now I do think they were quite ugly but so snug.
(mine was the plain 'Utility' childs version.
Your quilt is fabulous.