Saturday, February 12, 2011

Snowing, sewing, stuffing: back to Journal Quilts

   At beading the other day at my house, we remarked that the snow, which fell, and fell again, and then fell some more, was throwing people not "just a little bit off-kilter. We were making silly mistakes. Our alignment was skewed in performing.  Not important things, but we are a bit exhausted from it all, even if we aren't overwhelmed. I have gotten behind on journal quilts (apologies), but there is great pleasure in feeding those birds and sewing Valentines to distribute!

    This is a lazy journal quilt and it took fewer that the usual two hours to create. I took a photo of the early snow on our house and printed it on an EQ Printables fabric sheet, let it dry for 15 minutes and then rinsed it, as instructed, for 10 minutes to get rid of excess ink. I put it on the radiator to dry, layered it with batting and a 10'' square of muslin for the back. After trimming the print, I fused it with Wonder Under to 10" square of a snowy calming light green. Next, I "quilted." I may use the tales of my being discombobulated by the snow in other journal quilts which I try to make once a week and need to double up on.

      P.S. The fabric I printed on could be used for your grandchildren's faces on little stuffed dolls or other projects where you want a thread count so fine that texture is not apparent. You can make your own inkjet printable fabric as well. Just Google.


  1. Oh, Linda, charming! I love this. I must get some of those EQ fabric sheets! I have used and liked the ones made by Jacquard, very nice, very good quality, fabric, but I don't think it works as well as what you show here. Your house looks so lovely in the snow. You may be getting "a bit off kilter" by all the snow, but wow can you produce a super journal quilt! Love it!

  2. That is absolutely perfect! To have a quilt that's a picture of your house with such a lovely layer of snow blanketing everything is most special indeed. The soft green is ideal as the "frame." What a wonderful keepsake!

  3. Perfect memory of all you've been through IN your house while the snow sets up what has seemed like permanent residence. I love this picture and am glad you used it for one of your journal quilts.

  4. I love this picture of your house in snow! It reminds me of that old children's poem about walking in snow. What was it called? Velvet Shoes? Velvet Feet? Velvet something, I think. I'll have to look it up. This is one of my favorite journal quilts. Of course I've said that before.