Saturday, February 27, 2016

Quilt Diary

Although I have been quilting for many years, I personally do not have many quilts in my possession.  The quilts I make are usually sold or given away as gifts.  I make up most of my own patterns, so there isn't a book or magazine picture of them.  So when a friend was asking me about some of my creations, I had to describe them to her as best I could.

That got me to thinking.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a quilt diary of past quilts I have created with maybe a few notes about how and why it was made and to whom it was given?  I was pretty good about taking a picture of my finished quilts before they were let go, so I was able to find digital photos of most of them. 

Since this was just a memory book for me, not a how-to with pattern pieces, I made the book small.  I found some nice parchment-like paper in my stash and cut the pages in half, so the finished page size was approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I created my own diary page template with blank spaces for me to write in the quilt name, date it was made, quilt size, etc., and embellished the sheet with some sewing images I found on the Internet.  

So far the binder has about 20 entries -- a nice start.  I hope to continue adding more pages as I make new quilts.  

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