Mascot for 2018…Joy

I added the finishing touches to Joy, my mascot for 2018.
One of the year long projects that I am planning to do is the 52 Fridays…A Quilt Journal.
There are 52 Fridays in 2018.
The quilt journal will be made of hexagon blocks.
The author of 52 Tuesdays- A Quilt Journal, Sandy Gilreath, encourages readers to freely use this idea of a quilt journal.
Keeping journals is something I have done for a long time.
I thought it would be fun to try my hand at this hexagon quilt journal.
Another reason I chose to do this project is that it will give me the opportunity to try new things, and practice techniques I want to improve.

I will follow some of the same procedures that Gilreath did for her project.
I will keep a paper journal of the different ideas, images, and scenes for each week.
Then I will choose one to make a block on each Friday.
Information about each block will be listed in the paper journal, along with story/inspiration for the block.

The Joy block does not count as my first block for the quilt.
It was just a practice block.
It is going to hang in my studio to remind me to choose Joy everyday.

Background: Linen memo that my brother gave me
Technique: applique, thread sketching, hand quilting
Batting: 100% cotton
Embellishents: Buttons for flowers