52 Fridays~A Quilt Journal

Keeping journals is something I have done over the years.
When I was looking at books about journaling, I ran across a book by Sandy Gilreath, 52 Tuesdays- A Quilt Journal.
I loved the idea of a fabric journal.
Sandy Gilreath states that “no idea comes in isolation”, but the idea to journal in the format of this hexagon layout is her idea. She graciously encourages others to create a fabric journal.
So, I have chosen to record the events of my life in 2018 , using the hexagon block layout.
There are 52 Fridays in 2018.

Choosing Fridays as my dates to record will give me plenty of time to enjoy the events in my life before recording one on fabric.
This journal product will also give me the opportunity to practice old skills and learn new ones.
I am looking forward to this fabric adventure.
Any comments, suggestions, and critiques are welcomed.

Friday, January 5 #1

Welcome 2018
Inspiration for this block came from reading Simple Ways Towards the Sacred, by Gunilla Norris.
Norris mentioned the poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, in the introduction to her book.
I had already printed a Rilke quote on fabric, so I decided to use it on my first block.
I decided this week will be about starting fresh and welcoming 2018.

Background: Fabric made from scraps
Technique: Free motion on the fabric made from scraps
This piece was made a few days ago, when I had no idea I would be using it for this block.
So, I decided to hand quilt the top hexagon to the backing.
Batting: 100% Cotton
Embellishment: Button

Friday, January 12

Friday, January 19 

Friday, January 26

Friday, February 2 

Friday, February 9

Friday, February 16

Friday, February 23

Friday, March 2

Friday, March 9

Friday, March 16

Friday, March 23

Friday, March 30

Friday, April 5

Friday, April 13

Friday, April 20

Friday, April 27

Friday, May 4

Friday, May 11

Friday, May 18

Friday, May 25

Friday, June 1
Friday, June 8

Friday, June 15

Friday, June 22

Friday, June 29

Friday, July 6

Friday, July 13

Friday, July 20

Friday, July 27

Friday, August 3

Friday, August 10

Friday, August 17

Friday, August 24

Friday, August 31

Friday, September 7

Friday, September 14

Friday, September 21

Friday, September 28

Friday, October 5

Friday, October 12

Friday, October 19

Friday, October 26

Friday, November 2

Friday, November 9

Friday, November 16

Friday, November 23

Friday, November 30

Friday, December 7

Friday, December 14

Friday, December 21

Friday, December 28