At the beginning of this year I joined the UK Quilter’s Guild and signed up for the Journal Quilt challenge.
Each month I create a mini quilt that will form part of a collection of 12.
There are obviously many, many things I could have taken my inspiration from, but I have always been a little obsessed with the stuff that surrounds us.
Key points of inspiration:
- wabi sabi
- beauty in the every day
- learning to love my horrible house!
Quite vague …yes, but to be exact this is the teeny tiny details in mundane everyday things. Therefore rather than focussing on distant dreamlands (which are easy to love) I decided to consider the little worlds waiting to be discovered in what may seem quite ugly household features.
This lovely bit of skirting board flipped round with a little imagination became this……
And these poorly photographed mirrored tiles…..
Led to this……
And some sketchbook work
For May to August I wanted to try a bit of applique so added some little dome shapes, which was nice to try.
Thinking of using some EPP for the last ones based on our quite spectactular fireplace that I’m drawn to. Here it is in all its blurry glory!!
Hoping to get started on something sooner rather than later!!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday
Soooo blogging went out the window for a while, nevermind!!
We’ve had the Easter holidays and I’ve had a super busy time in the job so something had to give.
My daughter was also sick then developed a fear of being sick and refused to eat which was a little stressful so getting past that has been a big focus these last few weeks. I mean she didn’t even want her Easter eggs…there *had* to be something wrong with the child!
Happy to say we seem to past that now so I am back to the blogging.
Anyway I have quite a lot of things to catch up on:
- journal quilts
- city sampler
- everyday skirt
- it’s a cinch tote
- strip bee
- some other stuff!