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Journal Quilts


In 2007 members of the Contemporary Quilt group of the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles were invited to join a journal quilt project. Those who chose to participate committed to produce one small quilt each month for the whole year. This was an opportunity to try out new ideas, techniques and materials on a small scale.

The project has been repeated annually with a different size specified for each year.

Click on the year to see my responses to this project.


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2017 Journal Quilts


The specified size this year is 11" x 11". Each participant has been asked to choose and register a theme. I have chosen "The South West Coastal path". I regularly enjoy walking sections of this 630 mile long national trail. Click on any image to enlarge it.


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2016 Journal Quilts


The size this year is 10" x 8". Each must include a small area of a specified colour. The first four must include purple, the next four include green and the final four include orange.


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2015 Journal Quilts


This year pieces have to measure 6" x 12". They can be portrait or landscape but must all have the same orientation. Mine are all landscape.


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2014 Journal Quilts


The specified size this year is 8 inches square. Click on any image to enlarge it.


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2013 Journal Quilts


This year all participants were asked to choose a theme. I chose “Footpaths”. The specified size is 8” x 12”.


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2011 Journal Quilts


This year’s project specifies a size of 10” x 10”. The first four pieces have to include a circle, the second four to include some text and the final four to include a button. I used a combination of acrylic paint applied with a roller and various fabric paints to create enough original fabric for the whole 12 months. Click on any image to enlarge it.


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2010 Journal Quilts


The specified size this year is 10” x 7”. My pieces all feature suns with faces. Click on any image to enlarge it.


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2009 Journal Quilts


The specified size for 2009 was 6” x 12”. My pieces are based around the theme of cliffs. Click on any image to enlarge it.


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2008 Journal Quilts


The specified size for 2008 was 12 inches square. My responses were all based on postcards received from family and friends during the previous three years or so. Click on any image to enlarge it.


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2007 Journal Quilts


The pieces are all A4 (297mm x 210mm) in size. I chose the sea as my theme for the year. Click on any image to enlarge it.


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