"The intention is to move as if everything is transition. As if nothing ends."
Here is my statement that went with the quilt:
A Page from My Book:
Journal Quilts 2007 - Journal Quilt Project
Everything is Transition
Creative Quilting techniques used: Pigma pen writing on quilt (p. 134); stamping on fabric (p. 84); silk screen on fabric (p. 75); bleach discharging (p. 67)
In addition to the techniques I used from Creative Quilting, I used an idea from Anne Copeland (p. 51) for randomly selecting a theme for the quilt. This involved opening a book to page 125 and selecting the third sentence on that page. The quote on my quilt is from the book, Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos.
Since most of my quilts are made from commercially printed fabrics, my challenge for this final Journal Quilt was to create my own fabric prints and gave me the opportunity to try several techniques for creating pattern on plain fabrics. I believe this has opened up new possibilities for me and I was particularly pleased to discover a way to manipulate a pattern to work very specifically for my design, as I did when I created the curved checkerboard motif used to frame the piece.