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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.


  1. 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!

  2. looks pretty creative to me, keep it up.

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

  4. 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

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

  6. 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?

  7. 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.




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