Saturday, July 25, 2009

Quilt Journaling

Once I figured out how to get the comments working again, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their kind posts and encouragment. I thought blogger would just email me the comments and I'd just decide if I wanted to post them or not. I didn't realize you had to go into blogger itself and do it. Duh. I don't get a lot of comments anyway but couldn't figure out why nothing was showing up.

I was at Barnes And Nobles and picked up a spiral bound journal. I was going to use it for me but thought it would work for quilting. I had attempted with a 3 ring binder but it just wasn't "pretty". It just looked "blah" and sterile with clear inserts. I'm not a scrapbooker and I didn't want to pay those kind of prices just for a binder with the fancy paper.

Here's what my first page looks like:

From Blogger Pictures

Nothing fancy, but it gives the fabrics I used and some basic notes about the project. I should probably print out the paper piecing pattern and stick it in. The only problem I see is that it will fill up fast and be incredibly lumpy. It just seems more personal with a fun cover instead of a binder.

Anyone else do a journal of sorts with your quilts? If so, what do you use?


Jen said...

I use my blog as my journal. I'm gald your starting to feel better and congrats on being able to drive!!

Cindy said...

I don't have a quilt journal but I probably should. All the pictures are on my blog but if I ever loose that, oh my........

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I don't have a quilt journal but I do document all the quilts I make with photos that I put into a small inexpensive photo book. You have a great idea here. I like how you've laid it out.

Jackie said...

I'm just on my third quilt but I probably should journal too. I do post pictures of my quilts (so far) on my blog but it doesn't give details. I read a post recently where a woman was telling her son in law her thoughts behind a quilt and her inspiration for it. I think it's such a good idea to write that down.