Just Tie A String/ Letter J

I recently rediscovered my quilting journal.File_006 (1) (2)It’s really a wonderful tool to

  • keep track of what happened first, second, etc.
  • document mistakes you learned from the project
  • help you reach a goal
  • prove ownership (yes, people steal quilts)
  • inspire another aspiring quilter
  • keep a history to pass on to your future generations.

There are probably a few reasons it was put aside other than that I had to move my sewing room to the basement. It’s called the computer and digital photography/cameras for one. Having a few too many irons in the fire could be (and probably is) Number Two. Then there’s the time factor. The time between making a quilt can be pretty lengthy which would lead to my forgetting about the documentation part. Well, whatever. Shame on me. Because finding this little piece of the past makes me a little nostalgic. If I’d kept it up, I could have used it for the A to Z.

Maybe I’ll begin printing the project photos again and inserting them in this for next year?? And so I remember, guess I’ll just tie a string around my finger?

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  1. I suppose serious quilters and designers would benefit from a journal to remind them of just about anything, including what design element or fabric gave them a problem or how a design changed course.
    Returning the visit from AtoZ
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.

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    • After spending 20+years documenting days in childcare you’d think I would have done this more faithfully 🙄 Thank you for those extra ideas. I’m taking notes for future reference.


  2. Is the picture on the front of the journal your work – it’s lovely (and I would have really liked to see what you had inside – and some of those quilts!) Hopefully you get inspired by the rediscovery. Leanne @ cresting the hill

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    • The computer definitely allows us to share with everyone, not just a choice few as in a paper journal. I can see benefits of both. 🙂 thank you for stopping by!


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