Happy New Year! As always I am off to a slow start, but it's not how we begin the race, but how we finish, right?
My friend Kym has started a 52 week challenge on her blog - the idea is to actually finish something once a week and show it. It does not have to be a big item, or something totally done in one week, so it should be fairly easy for me to follow along, and hopefully will force me to come up with some kind of a blog post once a week!
This is a journal cover I finished this week. It was made as a custom item for Etsy. Isn't it sweet? I have a few other panels from the line and plan on making them up as journals also. I used my journal cover pattern, centering the little bird on the front. I used pink and green fabrics to go with this as well as a stripe made of blue floral on the back to bring in the colors of the bird.
I free motion quilted around the bird and the twig, and it really looks nice. I really love making these journals and am always on the lookout for a cute small panel that would like nice as a cover. They are also really pretty using just strips of batik or other fabrics. I bought enough composition books this summer to make one a week for a year, but I promise I won't show you a journal every week for this challenge!
I suppose I'd better get going, after all, I did make a resolution to start getting to work on time, and if I don't hustle I'll mess that one up on the very first day!
Off to the races, or rather the quilt shop!