A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Journal pages

Yesterday was our monthly CQTeers meeting and our learning portion of the day was to play with a technique Jude Hill wrote about in the latest Quilting Arts magazine.  It too was out of my comfort zone, but it was tons of fun!  I made my test piece with the idea that it would end up in my journal and here it is already in the journal -
 I more or less used Kantha stitch on it, plus I added some little insects using the TAP (Transfer Artist Paper) transfer method.  I obviously need to do more of this sort of work, but I'm pretty happy with my first effort anyway.
Here's another journal page...

This one is simply a piece of a tatted doily (one my mother made many years ago) and a piece of ephemera (source unknown) I had in my stash.


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

it's always good to stretch our creative muscles a bit, isn't it :)

both pieces are really wonderful ... the stitches in the first and your Mother's tatted doily ... very special touches!

fabriquefantastique said...

looks pretty creative to me, keep it up.

arlee said...

i like the colour combination on the first one--melons and gardens and persimmons-- very pretty

kaite said...

what a good place to store new and old ideas in. the weave and stitch looks good together. have you seen jude's latest post? i thought of you and denim when i saw it...cheers, kaite

Yvonne said...

Love what you did here MA! Keep trying new things. It's fun!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Yummy colours on the weaving! I love the fact that your journal pages are speaking for themselves, without the need for a lot of extra words. Is that going to be the case through the entire book?

FredaB said...

Your journal is coming along beautifully. I love yor Mother's tatted piece. I do needle tatting but not the complicated pieces.

Your ATC's are fun and I did see the little roll of paper.