Monday, January 29, 2007

Journal quilt in progress


Well, this year I am doing a quilted journal project. One 8-1/2 x 11 quilt per month. I plan to bind them into a book at the end of the year. Today, I finally worked on my January quilt and here it is almost February! This turned out quite different than I had originally planned but I'm liking it. I just got this part of the front done today. I'll work on the back this week and hopefully finish it by the weekend. For the first time, I printed onto fabric by first ironing the muslin onto freezer paper. It worked like a charm! The tree fabric in my background was a photo I took last week. The other photos used on the quilt were taken at the Franciscan renewal center last week. I chose to use Peltex instead of batting since it's thin and sturdy. I think it will make good pages. The verse is one that has been speaking to me all month. My quilt turned out much more simple than my original idea, I think because I've been struggling to slow down and simplify. However, in the process of making some changes, it's thrown me into a tailspin but upsetting my routine! I mean, if I sit down and actually play game or watch movies with my kids, then there's no one cleaning, doing the laundry, cooking dinner, washing dishes, etc... so these chores pile up and there's no dinner! I'm thrown all out of balance right now and I'm longing for peace and calm. Anyway, here's the piece in progress...

7 comments:

artsyfran said...

beautiful! :) I can't wait to see it irl! :) xoxo, fran

linda t said...

You inspire me Angie!

katie said...

this is so beautiful angie. what a wonderful project, i wish i could see the page up close. now you've inspired me to get busy on the fabric fatbook swap that is due in 2 weeks that i have not even started yet! thank you for the push....

DJ said...

I love that stitching! Very cool!

Maija said...

Wonderful! And what a great idea!

Charlie Brown~ said...

Lovely of the Franciscan Renewal Center..please share on our facebook.

Charlie Brown~ said...

lovely...share on the Franciscan Renewal Center Facebook.
Charlie Brown