2009 Journal Quilts

April 25, 2013

Over the years I have taken many photographs of the views of the open fields surrounding my home. I intend to use these pictures as inspiration for my 2009 Journal Quilts.
This year the quilts must all be 12” x 6”.

The inspiration for my first four Journal quilts is the view from our bedroom window, over the fields.

CQ JQ 2009 JAN January

The tree was drawn onto white polycotton, using Litho Coal. It was then machine and hand quilted.

 

 

 

CQ JQ 2009 FEBFebruary

The background sunset was screen printed onto white cotton. I laid a sheer over the top, and then appliquéd painted willow leaves.

 

 

 

CQ JQ 2009 MAR

 

March

The background is made from a variety of white fabrics, which are quilted down using a preset decorative machine stitch. The tree is free machined, raw edged appliqué.

 

 

 

CQ JQ 2009 APR

April

The sunset is painted. Wybunbury Church is raw edged appliqué and the willow branches are free machined.

 

 

 

 

JQ-May 2009May

Inspired by the lilac blooms in Spring, this quilt is raw edged appliqué and free machine quilting.

 

 

 

JQ-June 2009June

This is a more abstract version of the lilac, using appliqué and machine quilting.

 

 

 

 

JQ-July 2009July

This quilt was inspired by a dramatic sunset. It consists of a collage of torn newsprint which was laminated, backed with felt and machine quilted.

 

 

 

JQ-August 2009August

Inspired by another sunset, this quilt is strip patchwork, cut-back appliqué and free machine quilting.

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