I have not mentioned my 365 Day quilt lately, and I didn’t want you to think I had given up on it! Obviously this is a year long project, so posting about it every day just would not be interesting. Things have been going well so far, but I have not been writing on my fabric blocks since April. I had the blocks up on my design wall, which fell and made a mess so it was just easier to pack those away. However I have been keeping up with my journaling notes. I have a little journal that I keep in my purse and at the end of each day I jot down something from that day. I am currently up to date on that. I have then been taking the notes I wrote and going back and expanding on it and keeping a file of the full journal entry that will eventually be written on the blocks. It is just easier for me to do it this way. I have a nice long vacation in the summer, so I may pull out my fabric blocks and start writing them again then. I still have to buy some more fabric for the bottom portion of the quilt, but even if the actual putting together of the quilt takes more than a year at least I have the proper journal entries to put on there!
Sorry I don’t have nay pictures as there really are none right now, so I guess this is just a really boring post. But I will have pictures of some of my Dear Jane blocks soon!!
Just a quick update on my 365 Quilt! I have been doing good about keeping up with my journaling ideas for each day on paper, and I write a few blocks each day to try and catch up on fabric. I went Scrapbooking with a friend this past Friday, but instead of scrapbooking, I wrote […]
I bet you thought I had given up on this project already!! Not a chance. As I stated, this project is so easy because I can just jot down a thought or activity from the day on a piece of paper and go and write about it later. I spent some time this morning catching […]
Finally got a few pictures of my quilt, nothing too exciting, but it will show you my progress anyway. I have the first row of the quilt all written on and I am starting on the second row now. I have a good idea of how I am going to finish this quilt that I […]
This week just flew by!! Luckily it was easy to write my blocks after the fact this week, and I was able to get all caught up this morning. I know this quilt will be a really special thing for me since when I write this post, even just a week later, I have already […]
I will get a pic of the blocks soon, but I just finished writing up the final blocks for week two! Two down, 50 to go!! I really like that I can jot down notes from the days and write the blocks later if I want to, it makes this project so much less pressure! […]
So I have been good this week and kept up with my blocks, I will try and post what I journal about each week to hopefully give you some ideas if you are following along! Here is my journaling for the first week: 1. About starting this project 2. Hubby’s journaling about his flat tire […]
I first learned about this project idea when I found this blog post randomly in my blog reader: The 365 Challenge The idea of it struck me right away as I love to journal and I love quilting. I believe Leanne had her squares finish at 4 inches square, which made her a queen size […]
I have heard from a few people that they are not sure that they could find something to journal about for 365 days straight. It does seem daunting, but you need to remember, this is not about having a soul searching, epiphany story to tell each and everyday. Sometimes the mundane can be just as […]
Last night I put the start of the quilt up on my design wall to check the look of it, I am really happy with it. I picked out some watercolor batik fabric. At first I wanted to go with solids, but I couldn’t find any colors I liked, now I really like this fabric […]
I took some quick pictures of the items I purchased to help me along with my quilt. I started cutting the fabric that I will be writing on last night. (I promise more on the pattern in another post) In order to write on fabric and not have the writing fade with washing or time, […]
Here is a picture of the pattern I created for my quilt: Of course if you choose to do a similar quilt, you do not have to use my pattern at all. Next time I post, I will outline the specifics of my pattern if anyone wants to give it a try. But really you […]