Journal Quilt #24

I know it's been a couple of weeks since I posted a journal quilt . . . you can read my journal entry below (the back of this quiltie) to learn more. This quiltie is #24 in my year long challenge. I hope to create 50 journal quilts by the time we ring in 2008! Click on the photo of the journal quilt for more detail. Here's what's written on the back - typed as a document and then printed out into fabric:

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July 6th, 2007 * Journal Quilt Number 24 *

*Lenna Loves*

It’s been a few weeks since I have created a journal quilt . . . if you look at my blog you can see I have been busy making other things, and I think I also got tired of the deadline. : ) I am about halfway to my goal of making 50 or so journal quilts this year. Actually, however many I end up making - I will be happy! I’ve decided to be a bit looser with myself about this though, and not put the pressure on -- feeling I must to make one of these every Monday or Tuesday. In fact, today is Friday, heehee!

This journal quilt is different! I asked my friend

Frieda Oxenham

- an award winning quilter and major fabric artist, how she did her ‘fabric collages’ she kept mentioning on her blog. She was kind enough to give me a quick tutorial on her technique. I tried it with a bit of a twist - I don’t think you’d know I did the same technique basically as Frieda did when looking at both of our collages and subsequent pieces. It was great fun, as I took my original fabric collage which is rough & textured from the matte medium and I photo copied it onto a piece of muslin – wow!! I love trying new things. I used this as a base for my 6 x 6 inch journal quilt. I added a bit of sewing to the journal quilt, free-style, then added

some ribbons

and some

beautiful starfish charms

(Silver Seashell Set) from Alpha Stamps and felt it was done.

Thank you, Frieda. I am lucky to ‘know’ you across the pond!

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To read about how I created the fabric collage used as the base for this journal quilt scroll down to the previous post or go here:

Fabric Collage

. The fern-like sprig in the bottom right hand corner is a piece of tissue paper laid on top of my photo copied fabric with matte medium. You can see the same image, copied from my original collage above it! The text "Lenna - Lenna Loves" was a printed out jpg file from a program I found called


- From their site: "How does typogenerator work? The user types some text; typoGenerator searches for the text and creates a background from the found images, using randomly chosen effects. then it places the text, using random effects too." Pretty neat. Hope you enjoy!!