My copy of the CQ group journal has arrived and with it the details of this year's journal quilt challenge. As a new member of this group I haven't taken part in the challenge in previous years but this year I am tempted.
The commitment is to make a quilt each month, 6" x 12", and to decide now whether they will all be landscape or portrait orientation. My tendency is to start things with enthusiasm and trail off so I am giving themes and styles a lot of thought before I sign up.
When I did my annual new year tidy up in my sewing room I decided to use this wall hanging, made in 2008, to (almost) hid a multitude of sins in my room and so I could enjoy it again. This is an early piece in my quilting life and full of a multitude of sins itself but I was pleased with it and still like it.
Interestingly, I think if I was to remake it today I would do something very similar in idea, although it would definitely be hand quilted and have more stitchery than this has. I know I was trying to do too many things with this piece, responding to a complicated idea rather than taking one part or theme to explore
This piece is, however, true to my likes, styles and techniques and I find it amusing that I have often concerned myself with finding my "style" when it's been there all the time!
So, back to the quilt challenge - watch this space!!