Sunday, 8 December 2013

Something has to give

I am not going to finish the Journal Quilts challenge - it's a shame but something has to give. 

The JQS challenge is set by the Contemporary Quilt group of the Quilters Guild.  Each month participants submit a small JQ to a dedicated web site and build up 12 over the year.  

I managed to do 8 of the 12. But I am not going to beat myself up about the last 4.  I was very hesitant to start the project in the first place, but in the end thought 'what the heck'.  

So why not finish? Well, simply, time. The making is ok, it's the designing that is more time consuming, and while I did treat these as more of a Sketchbook process the last four simply ran away with me.  I have the ideas still in my head, but I don't have time to execute them.  I will blame Jane and 'The Tree and Me' exhibition! 


8 comments:

  1. Time is always a problem, I know how difficult it can be, but have enjoyed seeing you journal quilts to date.

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  2. oh no!! don't blame me :( if you had given me the choice the other week I would have said 'go for the journal challenge' (possibly) :) don't hold it against me though xx

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    1. No! Don't worry, I don't really. I actually got more enjoyment from the Tree and Me - I think the time frame, the mixed media approach and the satisfaction of knowing they are hanging.

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  3. Ah well, I gave up much earlier on - well done for getting so far. And you can always make them later, after all........

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    1. True - I can and I have dabbled with the ideas already.

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  4. I don't comment much,and this one has nothing to do with your post (lol); but wanted you to know that I do read along, and enjoy your posts all year long. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays to your and yours!

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    1. Thanks Kit. And I read yours, but don't always comment ( often because I use my iPad and it doesn't always let me!) . It's great to know that people read what I write. I actually really like the writing and it makes me do the work! If I did not blog things would just drift. Happy Christmas Hilary xxx

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