Friday, June 6, 2008

April BJP

Yes, April. I finally finished piecing it. Now I have to embellish it! (Don't hold your breath!)

This one began with the face panel. It was one of a set of maybe six from Indonesian Batiks that I purchased at a quilt show a loooong time ago. Back in March and April I was working with some of the other panels from the set in a pair of wall quilts (which I will reveal soon) so I thought it appropriate to document that work in a journal quilt. I also intended to use some of the scraps from those quilts in this one but that didn't happen. The pink strip at the bottom was a scrap from a friend of mine. It was in that pile of scraps I brought home from our last meeting, and it was the only piece of that particular print in the bag. When I saw the fish images in it I immediately thought of this face panel. That's when the scraps from the previous wall quilts pretty much went out the window. I haven't thought about how I'm going to embellish this yet but I think I want to play up the fish theme. (Wonder what symbolism there is in that?)

Ideally I'd like to get the journal quilts (all three of them) and my May and June TIF postcards done by the end of this month. I doubt that will actually happen though. Not unless the sun finally comes out and sticks around for a while. I think I'm beginning to suffer from SAD again. Honestly. The folks who keep track of such things have said that our temperatures are below normal and we've had more days of cloud cover and rain than is normal for this area at this time of the year. It's JUNE for crying out loud!!! It's supposed to be warm and sunny, at least a couple of days a week! I'm sitting here in layers of long sleeves and last night I had to turn the heat back on. I appreciate that we've not lost our home to a tornado or anything but come on!

Okay. Enough of that. New topic: it appears that some of my emails are not getting through to me. Some of the comments from my blog are coming through but not all of them. Some of the emails people send directly to me are delivered but not all of them. I don't know what's going on or how to correct the problem. I don't know if my in-house tech support (DH) will be able to sort this out or not, but we're working on it. Just so you know.


  1. Yes, I echo your "for crying out loud". The weather is depressing down here, too. Before we know it summer solstice will be here and we still haven't begun to see summer yet. I hear ya. Hang in there.

  2. we have only had 3 rain showers this whole year- its very dry and very hot and I think Fla will become the next desert! Please don't get bummed- I am proud of you for trying the Yahoo IM- I just wrote you but am getting dinner on- have a nice and productive weekend!
    xxxooo kim

  3. What a great page! I love it already and you haven't put any beads on it yet. Can't wait to see it done.

  4. totally agree on the's getting to all of us down here too!

    but the batiks are beautiful! I know I don't have the fish one but might have something in that's sure exciting!

  5. Very nice piece. I've use batik panels in the past and they're a great tool for jump-starting a composition. I've got a large panel marinating in my stash for some future project so I'm hoping to try this again. I look forward to seeing your wall hangings.

    I hope you get some sun soon!


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