These are five of my Journal Quilts that I did for the Journal Quilts Project. They were at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas in November, 2006. My challenge to myself while making these was to "get out of my box" where color was concerned. I tend to pick the same colors over and over again so I tried to make myself try other color combinations. The funny thing was, I had to make one JQ that used my typical colors and I found that this was probably my least favorite JQ of the 5 that were in my final selection.
The Journal Quilt Project was started on the QuiltArt email list on the Internet and has been an ongoing project for several years now. This was my first submission to it. The rules were that you had to make a Journal Quilt every month for nine months and then you selected your favorite five and they were mounted on a sleeve to be hung at the Quilt Festival in Houston. Each quilt had to measure 8 1/2" by 11". They will also go to the Chicago Quilt Festival in April, 2007.