Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Why this blog?

Quilters are told to journal their progress. We are supposed to note when we start a project, our thoughts about the joys and struggles of being creative, keep track of what fabrics when and where, celebrate with words the date each quilt is finished, and note where it goes, if it wins any prizes, and who owns it. Of course we are supposed to take pictures, pictures in progress, pictures when it is finished.

I'm fortunate if I get the start and end date, maybe the size of the thing, and where it goes. I've been writing this information in a journal, but why not here? Some people might like to see what I'm doing, hopefully encouraging their own creativity.

I'll start with right now. Maybe I'll add some quilts from my past, but just use this space as a quilt journal, and hopefully chat with others who like cutting fabric into pieces and sewing them back together.

The image in this post is "Hollyhocks" from a pattern in Ruth McDowell's book, "Piecing Flowers." It is made from batik fabrics, and is 20" square. I like it because it "glows" and works nicely on a dark wall in my home. It is not for sale, at the moment!

1 comment:

Exuberant Color said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. It looks like you are a new blogger too. I love the hollyhock quilt. You have a great selection of fabrics that really make it work. It really does glow.