Thursday, 26 February 2009

February JQ

I am keeping up to speed with the Journal quilts and finished my February one yesterday. This was the result of a Mystery Quilt that I signed up for in January. Having cut all the pieces and made strips for part two, part three had us sewing half square triangles - they gave us the wrong measurements! I am no longer taking part in this but decided to use some of the strip pieces for the JQ. I overdyed them all in yellow-green but it still didn't look too good so I added some bleach and then did some printing and added some Shiva paints. A few dabs of complementary colour and now I feel quite pleased with it.

I wrote at the start of the year that I was going to get to grips with Photoshop so having finished my colour lessons with Ellen Lindner I have signed up for a class with Beth Wheeler through Quilters Keep Learning. Only two lessons done so far but it is really making things so much clearer. Here is a glimpse of a Parrot tulip that I manipulated and have now started to machine quilt. It is A4 size and so I think it is likely to go to the Little Gems appeal. If any of you out there fancy supporting the Quilters Guild of the British Isles do take a look at the Little Gems project - you don't have to be a member to contribute.

That's all for now as I had better get back to sewing and I am also waiting for a chimney sweep to phone me back. I am having a new fireplace and stove fitted on April 1st - no joke- and have to get my chimney swept first. That should be fun.

Happy sewing. Maggi


  1. Love the colors Maggi! What wonderful stitching on the tulip!
    Just love it!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Maggi I love your February Journal - I love the colours and the beautiful stitching :o)
    I haven't done anything with your beautiful fabrics that I won yet - I'm saving them for something special :o)

  3. Love the journal quilt and the tulip design is fabulous. How do you manage to do all the classes and get the work done? I think I spend too much time blog hopping and should get my nose - or maybe fingers - to the grindstone!

  4. beautiful :-) good luck with the chimney sweep, I think they are a dying breed these days.

  5. Maggi,
    These look so fun - love the finished pieces in your subsequent posts.

    I am just scratching the surface of photo manipulation and can't wait to dive in!


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