Journal Quilts for 2009 are 6″ x 12″ (for the Contemporary Quilt Group), I’ve forgotten to post these for you to look at….. they are bound with black bias binding which really sets them off.  I have three larger hangings in this style which I will photograph sometime soon (and another in progress and plans for yet another few).  Not sure what I will do for the September JQ – better get thinking as we are more than half way through the month.  I might carry on working in this series…. or I might start a fresh set of ideas…..
If I can think of any that is.

These works are made with hand dyed silks,rayon, silk cotton mix and silk velvet.  Dyed with procion dye.  Grey threads are Anchor (or was it DMC?) 6 stranded using two strands and Mulberry Silks red silk thread (my favourite in the whole wide world to use).  The metallic machine thread used in June is from Madeira.

My “flu” is still with me – sore throat and an annoying cough now. 
OK, back to the new Dan Brown book that I started at 6am this morning……….


May 2009


June 2009


July 2009


August 2009

9 thoughts on “Mid-Year Journal Quilts

  • 19/09/2009 at 5:09 pm

    These are simply beautiful, Helen. Delicious touches of red!
    Even though we are now in September I'm still not really sure if I like this size to work on but I do love it in your JQs!

  • 20/09/2009 at 11:16 am

    these are really gorgous – you always did like black and white photos and these are very evocative of that – sorry you are still not so well – you need a bit of warm sunshine

  • 20/09/2009 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Helen, i love them all especially august, reminds me of somewhere i have been recently…… annoying coughs do have their uses, are you enjoying the book we have it as an audiobook and are saving it for exeat weekend journey next weekend. The book is 17.5 hours long, so we will be over half way through by the time we get home on sunday evening!!!!

  • 20/09/2009 at 7:58 pm

    Love your colour scheme!

  • 21/09/2009 at 8:22 am

    These are wonderfully atmospheric! Incredible.

    I'm sorry to hear you're still sick 🙁 Hope you get better soon!!

  • 21/09/2009 at 1:44 pm

    I love these pieces very much! The colours are very calming and peaceful with lots of interesting details. Wow!


  • 04/10/2009 at 8:41 am

    These are “rather” gorgeous!! Calm and rich.

  • 07/10/2009 at 12:17 pm

    These are just stunning… now all I can say is: make them “BIG”… I would love to see them being at least 2' x 6'. So to loose oneself into the colours.

    Glad to hear that the curly tail is starting to straighten out again (that's what a dear friend and I said after she recovered from the piggy flu).

    Thank you for inspiring this here always very colour full girl with some beauty in gray and simplicity.

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