Saturday, January 21, 2006

January Journal Quilt


Here is my finished January Journal Quilt. It actually is rectangular. It just didn't photograph that way. I'll try to take a better picture later and change it out.

It is all hand appliqued, which would explain why I was still working on it at midnight last night. The fish are all buttons. One of my kids helped put them on. I am on there rock climbing, relaxing on the beach (listening to Clay Aiken, according to Beth), and riding in a hot air balloon. The whole time I was working on this piece, Tim McGraw's song, "Live Like You Were Dying" was running through my head. I have no desire to sky dive, but I have hiked in the Rockies, and would love to again.

After visiting the Georgia Aquarium this morning, I have changed my overall journal quilts theme. Now it is water, so this one still fits in the theme.

21 comments:

Kim said...

"... start doing." Great message and good follow through on your vision for the piece. I like the hot pink towel!

Sande said...

This is a very fun and playful piece. I like the sewn on buttons and your colors. The hot pink makes a nice focal point.

jenclair said...

This is so cute! I agree about the towel, and I love the smile on little Jules's face!

Debra Spincic said...

I'm glad you are not so uptight about your piece that you exclude your kid's choices of buttons. Good for You!

But, wait, where's the bikini?

Pat/SWquilter said...

Jules, it turned out great! It is so much fun too. Bet your kids loved helping out as well.

Deb Geyer said...

I like the way you are changing themes in mid-stream! Sounds like something I would do. And you worked it so the first one still fits in!
I like your page too. It is so playful and relaxing. Looks like fun.

Granny Fran said...

That is a lot of fun, and hand applique! That impresses me, that's a lot of work. Love all those cute buttons and that the kids helped you with them.

Karoda said...

the picture popped open and i said to myself "what fun!"...so your message resonated with me...i did wonder what the figure was doing in the climbing position though. the fish buttons work!

Gemia said...

That is a really happy looking piece! I love the buttons your kids chose, I bet they were really pleased that you used their choices.

Deborah said...

Very nice. Very happy piece. I love applique & the embellishments.

Denim Doll said...

Your Jan Journal brought a smile to my face...

Becky said...

I love the title, and I love the spirit of this piece. Colorful and fun!

Scrapmaker said...

Your piece is so fresh and whimsical. It would be a great illustration for a children's book, especially since you have a little story you could expand to go with it.
I love that you included your children in the process, making a memory and celebrating creativity. Jen

Helen Suzanne said...

immediate smile on my face this morning! this is so much fun as everyone says and a great message. Got me thinking what I'd put in there too and it's given me quite an urge to "fill the day". Thank you

The Calico Cat said...

VERY COOL!

Jules said...

I am so glad that my piece made people happy. That makes me feel good inside.

Tracey said...

I love it, Jules! You are braver than I to take on such a challenge...and you are meeting it wonderful. Can't wait for next month's page!

Jenny Wren said...

Jules - like so many things, when we involve our family in the creative process, everyone "owns" it and it will have a long life I think! You've captured some important memories and made some new ones along the way

LindaPut said...

Your piece makes me smile - it just seems so happy and positive. Great job!

PaigeTurner said...

Looks like "A Perfect Day" to me!
Beth

Marianne said...

I love these pictural quilts so much, they tell you a story or you can invent yorrself. Really a one of a kind little quilt. Joy for the eye.