Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Four Journal quilts ready for the CQ group website

I signed up to make journal quilts with the Contemporary Quilt Group - in short, think up a theme for the year.  Make one journal quilt per month size 12 inch x 8 inch in landscape format and post on their website at the latest 4 times a year.  My theme is GARDEN

January title Bird.  Thermofaxed bird, free machine pieced branches and lettering.  Free machine quilted.

February title Grandmother's Garden - machine embroidered crinoline lady (to remind me of my granny's embroideries) and traditional hexagons, but using seed catalogues for the papers (to signify planning your garden in February and being reminded of granny)

March title Madison Square (Garden) - which is neither a garden, nor is it square!  To remind me of the view from my hotel window on my 60th birthday 'trip of a lifetime'.  Map printed on cotton fabric, appliqued onto New York Subway fabric, Madison Square free machine stitched.

April title Snow - in April the cat was still up to her knees in snow!  Small pieces of white on white fabric, stitched together and free machine quilted, applique cat,, which I drew from a photo of the cat in the snow.

3 comments:

Sandra Wyman said...

What a wonderful range of subjects and techniques: love them! Still got to finish mine...

Jerri said...

Love these! I was going to say I liked the first one the best, but then I kept scrolling down and couldn't decide :)

Harrysmum said...

Love your quilts, especially the one with the poor kitty in the snow!