Monday, 30 November 2009

December Journal Quilt

Yes, I know it’s still just November but, ‘Dah da dah!’ I’ve finished my December Journal Quilt for the Contemporary Quilt Group. Woo hoo!

December Across St Ives Bay III

This was the stitch and flip curved piecing which I then topstitched using variegated threads, changing the thread to blend with the fabric as I went. The fabrics include my own hand-dyed and painted fabrics together with commercial batiks and cottons. I have to say I am really pleased with it and with myself for completing this challenge before the deadline. I really wanted to get December’s quilt done before everything started to get mad with the ‘C’ word.

The topstitched curves piece pictured below still needs cutting to size and binding but I have done the decorative quilting. I used the same arrangement of fabrics for both pieces.

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I did think about stitching the two quilts together back to back but I chickened out! Bwck! Bwck! Bwck!

I have a couple of things I should have included here before.

ATC from Carole Brungar

When Carole sent me the fabric to make her stitched square for her bloggers’ quilt she also sent me this ATC made from vintage embroidery. Thank you Carole :)

Postcard for Pat

I have made this little postcard for a lady I met at a workshop with Gina Ferrari down at Art and Stitch in Peterborough. Pat, who doesn’t blog, very kindly sent me some cyclamen leaves as she had seen the Journal Quilt I had done inspired by Gina’s embroidery workshop. This postcard is a little thank you to her .

I’ve already started my next little project but I’m not going to be able to show you it until much later as it’s a present and I think the recipient may look in here occasionally. Suffice to say it is something I said I wouldn’t do again so the air will probably be a little blue chez nous.

Hope you all have a good week despite any grotty weather that’s about.

15 comments:

Gina said...

Fabulous journal quilt Julie... and Pat is going to love that postcard. It's beautiful!

Angela said...

Your quilt is lovely. Pat will be very pleased with the postcard.

sandra wyman said...

Great to see the JQ finished - it looks really good (though I do think it's sneaky getting ahead by doing Dec's JQ in November LOL!) The postcard looks great too.

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Love your journal quilt. I have yet to finsh my November one (oh well its only just December!)

ju-north said...

You've certainly mastered those curves! Great work!

sharon young said...

Love the curved effect on the quilt, Julie, it looks pretty complicated but very effective.

JP said...

love the quilt and you must feel virtuous as you are ahead of yourself!! - could you let me have the link to the cornwall cottage again as I can't remeber where I've put it!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry!

Julie said...

Thank you JP and yes, I do feel very pleased with myself :o) You can find the Cornwall cottage at http://www.stivesholidays.co.uk/year2010/war21.htm

sweetypie said...

YOU CLEVER YOUNG STICK! THEY ARE BOTH GORGEOUS AND WE WANT TO SEE THEM IN THE FLESH/FABRIC? NEXT WEK ,PLUS EVERYTHING YOU DID AT THE WORKSHOP I AM BLUE WITH ENVY LOVE FROM TINA

margaret said...

v.nice jq! You're certainly ready for next year ...

Julie said...

Thank you Margaret :) I'm looking forward to starting again in the New Year.

JP said...

thanks Julie - hope you both feel better soon

Dot said...

Oh Julie - the journal quilt is gorgeous! And your friend will love the postcard.
Dot xx

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Awesome pieces!

Julie said...

Thank you Wanda :o)