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Saturday, April 2, 2011

2011 Journal Quilt 13

This journal quilt is my humble piece.  I had never made a Chinese Coins quilt and had these little pieces of Kaffe fabric to use.  The trouble is the coins in the right column are heavy and they are tilting the bank.  Oh well, it is done.  I may go back and add more quilting and maybe some coins to take the attention off the tilt.

15 comments:

Linda said...

I think this is pretty. I like the little sunrises along the top and bottom. Maybe it's a little tilted but 'wonky' is in, right?!? I like this!

The Sewing Loft said...

I like this!

Barb

Vicki W said...

Or just call it done, lesson learned and move on to that black and white TATW.

Jan Marie said...

what is a journal quilt?

Gari said...

I like it but if you are going to make 52 of them, you can't expect all of them to be masterpieces. And you have plenty of those. Today I think I have an idea for my April journal: now I just have to figure out how to put it together. :-0

Maria said...

I really love this one Wanda.

anita said...

something's odd - why can't I see it??

dls said...

I like your bank analogy..... this is a pretty little quilt!

CharlotteP said...

It's pretty...maybe leave it and get on with next week's?!

TommyandJimmy said...

This little quilt moves. The stack of coins on the right draws my eyes away from the high contrast black squares in the middle column and the red square on the left. And the borders "fan" the movement. This is my long winded way to say "it works for me!"

Pat said...

I love the colors in it and I think I will make some journal covers as Christmas presents if I don't forget before then.

Anonymous said...

REALLY stunning fabrics... I love your Journal Quilts, they are miniature works of art.

J~MT

frebblebit said...

I have always loved the Chinese Coins pattern ("Maybe, someday!").

I bet if the aspect ratio of the 'coin' pieces were more extreme (more of a difference between the height/width), then the width difference between pieces would matter less. Experiencing this first-hand on a small scale may save you (or me!!) some trouble if either one of us ever makes a large Chinese Coin quilt.

I also always pictured "my" future Chinese Coin quilt as having solids except for the coins themselves. Now I am open to the idea of using one or more prints.

Thank you for sharing this piece with us, Wanda. I like it and have learned from it.

P.S. Do you bind your journal quilts by hand, btw? (That's one of the things that keeps me from doing it.)

Belinda said...

Oh I LOVE this journal cover...the colors just speak to me...good design too!!

Michelle said...

Love the fabrics....the tilt gives character to a journal quilt for me.