Journal Quilt: Membership

Mal | Art Journal,Media,Quilting,Sewing | Monday, August 31st, 2009

Journal Quilt: Membership

 A new journal quilt, titled “Membership.”  It’s sized around 12″x12″ and was one of the many that I sketched/designed before going on hiatus for my licensure exam.

My next exam is scheduled for this Friday. Oy.

Journal Quilt: Membership (back and tag)

I’m experimenting with new ways to attach the title to the quilt. This is permanent marker on a strip of ribbon, hand-stitched into the binding. The flip side shows the date, ”August, 2009.”

I’ve been using “throw-away” fabric for the backs of these journal quilts — the less it matches the quilt itself, the better. I’m a little bit thrilled to realize that I subconsciously chose a fabric for this cheeky quilt that matches the favorite pajama pants of my ex-boyfriend. I’m just sayin’. You do the math. Membership.

Journal Quilt: Membership (closeup)


  1. i really love the notion of journal quilts…i’ve been art journaling of late and have been making pretty pages, but not been able to find words to put on them. quilt journaling seems like a way to journal and make it more ok that it lacks words. i really must try this. have you seen the marvelous ones that spirit cloth does? hers have words, tho’, which is where i’m stuck right now (ironic, since i write for a living). :-) anyway, thank you, as always, for the inspiration.

    Comment by julochka — 31 August 2009 @ 1:44 pm

  2. Hilarious. ex-boyfriends pj’s and etc together.
    I Likethe way your mind works. ;-)

    Comment by V — 31 August 2009 @ 1:56 pm

  3. I love the quilt, it actually makes me think, I could philosphize for hours about this quilt… I won’t do that in your comment section though. :)


    Comment by Christine — 31 August 2009 @ 2:37 pm

  4. I love it! I second Christine’s comments, I spent quite a bit of time cogitating upon the quilt so it’s Mission Accomplished for you! You are so cheeky with you backing fabric selection!

    Comment by Sally — 1 September 2009 @ 5:10 am

  5. This just makes me smile, a cheeky, sneaky, knowing smile.

    Comment by Cheryl Arkison — 1 September 2009 @ 9:15 am

  6. Love your quilt…another way of putting your title is to stamp it onto ribbon or twill tape, you can get tiny alphabet stamps and make your own…looks good too. Cheers

    Comment by Leah — 7 September 2009 @ 4:29 am

  7. Hope you’re doing well, Mal — I hope that only good things are keeping you from more frequent posts!

    Comment by Lainie — 16 September 2009 @ 12:14 pm

  8. I like the fact you used “throw away” fabrics for the backs. I think that’s why i appreciate my scrap quilts so much…for redeeming the left over pieces.

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