Thursday, 19 August 2010

Journal Quilt August


I have been panicking a bit about getting my Journal Quilts for the four months up to the end of August completed on time but today, having torn the fabrics and arranged them yesterday, I have completed another version of Across the Bay.  When I was making the quilt for Festival of Quilts I felt I wanted to explore working in finer fabrics and this is a step in that direction.  I have used silks, silk dupion, voile, scrim, satin, sari silk ribbon and a crumpled chiffon scarf together with a sarongy-type-shawl-thing (technical term!).  Some of the fabrics were ready dyed and some I had painted for another project which I cut up!  

I had already made one false start on this quilt which I abandoned but once I started on this version it all fell into place so I'm really pleased.  Maybe the next step would be to make a larger, more floaty version.

On the subject of Festival of Quilts, I'm going tomorrow!  I've seen my friend today and she is stable and the hospital don't see anything happening for a few days so I have decided to take the chance and go.  G. really wants me to go so I will go and then I can tell her all about it and take her mind off her situation.. DH is on visiting duties in my absence and I can get back fairly quickly if I need to.

Thank you for all the offers of photos of my quilt and also a big thank you to Gina who cheered me up this morning with a text message from the Show.

Early night tonight.  Early start tomorrow to get the train and I think I've got DH's cold! Grrrrrr!  But never mind I'm going to Birmingham! Yay!


8 comments:

Kayla coo said...

Hope you have a lovely time and I saw your beautiful quilt!

Gina said...

So pleased you will get to go and see your quilt in situ. It's fabulous. I've put my photos on a CD and sent them anyway although I'm sure you will be able take your own now. Your jounal quilt is lovely too.

pam said...

I am so pleased you are going to be able to make the show - Angela and I are going Sunday so shall look forward to seeing your quilt. I guess your cold will only be a mild cold you are a female remember!!!!!

Angela said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing your quilt, I'm going on Sunday.
Glad your friend is settled.
Take care of your cold I'm sure it will pass quickly you being a female :-)

Emma said...

If anybody should go, you should! Listen to your friend ;) The journal quilt is lovely, I'm off to the studio to update my squares!

Heather said...

So glad you will get to the Quilt show - enjoy yourself but don't wear yourself out. Love the look of 'Across the Bay'.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Bloo pants, pleez, Julie, an I've arskt Mr Julie for an inspekshun report.

KindredSpirit said...

Looks like huge fun! Beautiful colours