Saturday, March 18, 2017

It's About Time - Project Quilting 8/6 - Time's Up!

This week's challenge for Project Quilting is the final one for the season.  I think this is the first year that I've actually been able to keep up and finish all the challenges, so I am giving myself a big pat on the back for making it!

I won a prize from the fourth challenge (Brighter the Better) and was delighted to receive a mini charm pack along with a set of numbered pins - those will really come in handy!  Thanks, Kim!

When I started this challenge there was one particular fabric I knew I wanted to use.  It's one of those last bits of favorite fabric that I've been hoarding, and it was perfect for the theme.  Then I was reminded of a long overdue promise that I needed to keep and knew exactly what I wanted to make!

I started off with a mini dresden plate in fun colors.

After I handstitched it to the background fabric, I outlined it with machine quilting and quilted swirls in the background fabric.
Oops, forgot about the center, better take care of that before I go any further!  This is where that special bit of fabric came into play.

Isn't it perfect for the center?  Do you know what I am making yet?  It's a quilted journal cover!  I also used that green for the pocket.
I like how you can also see the clocks on the notebook inside.  I also used the green for the binding.
Here is the finished journal.
I will be mailing this out to Kathy E this week.  She purchased the 1500th item from my Etsy shop before the end of the year.  I promised to send her out something special, and it managed to slip my mind - it's about time I got it done!

Come see all the entries for Challenge 6!  It's really fun to browse through them, as there are many creative quilters participating!  As usual, I created my entry here in Coos Bay, OR,  The journal cover measures 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 on the front.


Turid said...

So sweet.

StudioCherie said...

That is adorable. What a lucky customer. I hope she loves it. I would!

Barb Neiwert said...

Very pretty cover, and the center fabric was perfect! Congrats on that win - those numbered pins are spendy little items! But very useful. And congrats on your 1500th customer!

Mel Beach said...

What a lovely journal cover...and great memento from PQ season 8!

PersimonDreams said...

awww! Love it!