Sunday, 15 August 2010

Journal Quilt July

Striking while the iron is hot I have worked on my July Journal Quilt today (having been banned by G from visiting her, she said I have to rest. What's she like?!) and practised some more free machining. 


The Applique/bonded flower arose out of a mini workshop at my Quilting group on Monday (thanks Frankie) and I used a fancy stitch on my machine to stitch round the larger flower and stems.  The top was made up first backed with wadding and then I added the backing and free machine quilted with a meandering stitch with leaves and loops.  I am quietly chuffed with my efforts, especially as I was beginning to despair of meeting the deadline at the end of the month.  I still have one more to do by Bank Holiday weekend.  The background and stems are my hand dyes and the flowers are batik.

DH is suffering today.  He started with a yucky cold and cough yesterday so we both had a bad night.  I left him to sleep this morning and had a quiet start to the day and then got on with the JQ. Fingers crossed he doesn't pass it on to me!

14 comments:

ju-north said...

Your quilt is so good! No wonder you are pleased with it! Hope DH feels better soon.

Heather said...

Do hope your husband soon feels better - summer colds are awful. Love your quilt - it is full of 'summer' and very July!

Wendy Coyne said...

The quilt is lovely, I am glad to hear you are putting your new machine to good use.

sandra wyman said...

Love it! I'm nearly up with you - just binding to stitch down, plus of course a million and one things to do before leaving for FOQ - do you know whether you'll be coming?
Hoping to see you but understand the situation. Hope DH is better soon.

Bea said...

I just love those colors! :)Bea

Ro Bruhn said...

Beautiful piece, I adore the colour, so vibrant.

pam said...

Poor DH hope he soon feels better - your quilt is lovely the colours are so this time of year - hope you do not get the cold - and can get to the NEC

Angela said...

Your journal quilt is lovely. So vibrant and wonderful stitching.
Hope your friend and DH get better soon.

Lesley said...

Lovely, lovely colours. Hope your husband feels better soon - and that he doesn't pass it on to you! :-)

Julie said...

Thank you Ro and Lesley :) I'm hoping my DH keeps his germs to himself too.

Gail P said...

This piece is yummy!!! hope your husband recovers fast!

imac said...

Getting better - thank yous all.

That quilt is a beaut my Beaut.xxx

DILLY said...

Hewo clever Julie!
Be bootfol flower.
Por Mr Julie hav cold.
Miss FLuffy hav cold larst week.
Go see V.E.T.
V.E.T. giv ickol pills mayke better.
Mummy hide pills in Shippams Paste.
Pilchard an Mato flayver.
Wat flayver Mr Julie like?

Dot said...

Your quilt is stunning Julie. And , as always, your color choices are gorgeous. Hope DH is feeling much better soon.
Dotxx