Friday, 3 August 2012

And so to Quilt, a journal.

You know how it is, you're off to a workshop, you need to have a notebook, your pins and needles, maybe a bit of lace or ribbon and some inspirational thoughts.

I design my Quilters books for all those things.


I used fabrics left over from Ediths quilt, the colours are so nice I didn't want to waste a scrap....


The hexagons were hand stitched while I was in London house and cat sitting...

I've used lots of lace and a crepe fabric tie...

I like to have lots of pockets to hold precious things and little sayings that I love......


a special pocket for quilt labels.....

pages to fill....

more sayings....

plenty of room for notes and inspiration.....


a place to keep needles and pins.......

it's a great feeling when a quilt from your own imagination is completed...


These books are to treasure, I always hope that the owner will continue to add her own bits and pieces so it will grow into a real heirloom!!!

I'll be taking this book to show my students and friends at Festival of Quilts. If you'll be there let me know and we can enjoy a cup of tea.

My next book is waiting, a different theme this time. I'll show you soon.

xox Angela.

11 comments:

Lady Locust said...

It's beautiful. I am a newby follower:) but so glad to find you. Where is the 'festival of quilts' for you? I'm certain you will come back with orders for more of your lovely journals.
Many smiles & even stitches,
JoeyLea
http://www.thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/

(feel free to take a peek at my blog if you like:)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your journal turned out fabulous, dear Angela! This is such a lovely shade of light blue and it goes so very well with creams, beiges and browns. I love your embellishments and the phrases you've added. Very beautiful!
Have a great weekend :-)!
Hugs,
Julia

Dorthe said...

A very beautiful journal, dear Angela, love those colours together,also, and the inside book is filled with lovely bits and pieces- a wonderful journal, to write dreams in.
Hugs,Dorthe

Elizabethd said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

So beautiful...I just love these journal books....you are very talented in making them!!

Jilly Sims said...

As always your skills are out of this world! It is truly beautiful, I would love one day to have one of these, as I am sure most of my fellow bloggers feel the same...The use of the colours, lace, handmade paper etc looks exquisite, and all matches perfectly.
Take care of yourself xxxxxx

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

I love journals and yours is a beauty. I especially like that you made a place to keep pins and needles. The colors are so pretty. My sister made me a wonderful journal and I have added so many comments and things to it. Can't wait to see your next book
Hugs Jackie

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Oh Angela, your quilt journal is so beautifully made, love all these pages with place to write and pockets to hold small treasures, have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Anni

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a pretty little journal with so much wonderful detail. Anyone would be so lucky to have one of these to fill up with lovely inspiration. Best wishes to you! Tammy

Nancy in MT said...

Angela, your quilt journal is so creative, beautiful, beautiful. I love the combination of a journal with room for pins and needles.

suziqu's thread works said...

Angela this is pure delight as far as handmade books go. The colours, the words, fabrics and laces - everything blends so beautifully in blues, beiges, browns and whites.
I love it!
x Suzy