16 October, 2013

Covered Journal!

 The Mystery Challenge for the 2013 North of the Yarra Quilt Exhibition was a covered journal. This is my entry.
My journal featured this beautiful little bird that Mel had given to me for my birthday last year. It is an original art illustration on fabric by Michelle L. Palmer. The name of the illustration is "Songbird Love". If you ever get to see one of these in person, you can see all the fine detail that just doesn't show up on the photo. 
 
 I found some vintage mother of pearl buttons in my stash. Cut a flower motif from an old doily (thanks Mum) and added some lace. My lovely friend Michelle of Rag Tag Stitchin' had sent me some lace with my birthday gift. It was just what I had been looking for. So after tea dyeing the lace, I was able to finish (actually start) my journal the week before the show. Nothing like leaving it to the last minute!

17 comments:

shez said...

love it Christine it has a vintage look and love that bird,well done.xx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love that little bird and what a sweet way to frame it with a very pretty journal cover.

Maria said...

That's beautiful Christine and all the pieces you used for the journal are sew special. Lovely memory Journal cover for you to keep.

Maddy said...

A lovely piece of art upon your very own journal. Your not getting arty on me are you. lol.

marina said...

it looks gorgeous Christine,
oh no you are another guilty quilter going to jail. I am going to be cooking lots of cakes with files in them...

Elyte said...

Loved your journal. It got my vote.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Well done. i love the look of your Journal. hugs

Simone Harding said...

Love your journal. Made more special with the gifts given by friends.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is absolutely gorgeous Christine. I love Michele Palmers artwork. Glad the lace was useful. Hugs xx

Noela said...

Beautiful Christine. Hugs......

Fiona said...

such a beautiful cover Christine and great use of the little art piece...
Hugz

Daisy Jayne said...

very nice thanks for sharing, a masterpeice

Melody said...

absolutely beautiful

Gina E. said...

I love owls, so this really grabbed me at the NOTY show. (Got my vote too)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your journal is beautiful, love the bird and the vintage look of it.

Nicky said...

It's so pretty Christine, always better late than never! How sweet that you could combine gifts you'd received from friends...

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely and elegant journal cover! Great idea!

Hugs,
Tatyana