Friday, January 7, 2011

How I Plan to Use Unused Scraps and Supplies

Thoughts of Grasses Waving in the Wind
Approx. 13" x 12"

Have you seen the 2011 Journal Quilt Challenge over at 3 Creative Studios? Well if you haven't, you can find all the information about it here. The above quilt is my first for the year and while I won't say that I'll be creating one every week, I will certainly try to do as many as I can.

A few rules I imposed on myself for my 2011 journal quilts are:
  • thread sketching - do some in each quilt
  • use up fabric scraps that have pre-applied fusible (got lots of those)
  • use up batting scraps, when possible (got some of those)
  • quilt size can vary
  • try new free-motion quilting designs
  • use up spools of thread that are almost empty (got lots of those)
  • try odd shapes, not just square or rectangle quilts
I may revise my rules over time, depending. There is a Flickr group set up for those participating in the challenge...and there will be a prize drawing once a month for those who have shared photos.

I actually have done journal quilting in the past. The year was 2007, and I created an 8.5 x 11" quilt every week and ended up with 52 quilts. You can see the final posting of that project here, which shows a small grouping of all 52 quilts.

Oh and hey!  Did you hear that 3 Creative Studios is having a party?  Well there's still time, head on over to this page and leave a comment to be included.  The party ends Saturday night...January 8.