Monday, February 21, 2011

Journal Quilt #7

I seem to be having trouble meeting deadlines lately. Even though these deadlines aren't super important. I guess they must be somewhat important though because it's been bugging me that I've been delayed in meeting them. Such is life sometimes and I need to be more relaxed and easier on myself. Hmmm, wonder if I'll take my own advice. My guess is probably not.

Here is my latest journal quilt. I've been trying to have these done and posted on Fridays and this one should have appeared here just this past Friday.

Spring Dreams (Journal Quilt #7)
Hand painted and commercial cottons, free-motion quilting, thread sketching, decorative pre-programmed machine stitching, wavy rotary blade cut around outside edge

As I was adding this photo to my file folder on my computer, I noticed that the last four journal quilts have orange in them. Orange happens to be one of my favorite colors and so I can understand why I've done this. I really should try to do something different for my next journal quilt, however. I do know that I would have no problem making an entire years worth of journal quilts in an orange theme. But they didn't start out that way and I'm not switching over now.

See all the other journal quilts in the Flickr Photo Album.


  1. Use February's color pallete - only delete the orangey-looking one... ;o)

  2. I love orange! And I like the quilt (like that was a surprise!)... but really like the texture of the square grid you quilted in bottom right.

  3. Great quiltlet! Things are looking shakey for this weeks deadline so I need to relax and let it be okay. But it IS fun!

  4. My favorite color is orange too, so I'm loving your journal quilts! I would love to see an orange theme evolve! This one is gorgeous.

  5. Very nice. Your machine quilting just always blows my mind!

    auntie jude

  6. Interesting how a pattern emerges isn't it? I quickly saw a pattern of the orange and purple/blue combination. I think discovering these tendancies is part of the creative journey of making these weekly journals. It makes me chuckle that as soon as I "try to be arty" I reach for the orange and purple-blues, and often together.

  7. okay so we will just have to pretend it is Friday :-)
    This is yet another beauty! I too adore Orange, it just doesn't seem right if there isn't at least a little.

  8. I love this little quilt. Terri orange looks really good in your work. I can see why you like this color. Happy stitching...


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