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!
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.
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.
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 :)
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.