Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Journal Quilts 2016

I have signed up for the Contemporary Group journal quilt challenge again this year but, as we enter March, I am already behind.  It's okay though as I think I know what I'm doing!  Each JQ has to use a small area of a specified colour, purple for the first months of the year.  My wonderful Indigo Sister, Judi, sent me some delicious pieces of kimono silk and I'm going to use these for the colour element each month.  The rest of the quilt will be in natural colours and focus on texture.

So, my JQ for January has some stitching on it and is making progress.  

My piece for February is set out but not stitched at all.  Aren't the kimono silks fabulous? 

March will follow shortly.

On Friday I am going to a workshop with Debbie Mitchell.  She is a favourite tutor with Country Roads Quilters, not least because her workshops include an almost constant supply of good things to eat!  We will be doing "some upcycling, possibly wet felting and using natural materials, maybe", I'd watch this space!


  1. The JQs are looking good, and the workshop sounds fab!!!!!

  2. You are definitely stitching with a purpose. The blocks( quilts) would make a wonderful boro piece if all stitched together. Enjoy. It will be fun here as I pick out the kimono scraps . Easy to do as they will all be high contrast from the look of things.

  3. Enjoy your workshop, it sounds enticing. The flashes of colour on your JQ's looks great. I have chickened out again this year.

  4. one small stitch3 March 2016 at 18:24

    influenced by your challenge last year I am stitching a monthly prayer flag (for want of a better word). Have just started March in order to finish it in a busy month. Have fun at your workshop.

  5. I love the layers of your stitch. It looks so gentle and light.


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