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 !!!