This is strange because I really dislike hand-sewing.
One of the art textile groups is having an exhibition in November and we are each making a Journal Quilt for a given month of the year. My month is September.
A Journal quilt should measure the same as a standard A4 sheet of paper.
After four days of diving into my extensive material collection and getting lost in Deep Stash, I finally made this.
For those of you who are interested in such things, I hand-sewed round the tree and each leaf to anchor them securely. Some people might call this hand-stitched applique - no, no! - I don't like applique or hand-sewing - this is called painting with fabric and thread!
It was quilted with different colours of sparkly thread.
It all ended happily because in the end, i.e. now it is finally finished, I really, really like it.
The two best bits of making a textile for me are sewing on the binding and tidying up all the fabrics back into their allocated boxes.
I'm linking to "Paint Party Friday", and although I consider the process of making the Journal Quilt to be painting with fabric, just in case you are looking for a painting, here is a little underwater painted flower.