Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Quilt Journal

I just printed out the photos of the last 35 quilts I have made. I was pretty surprised to see how many I have made in less than two years. Some are just mini quilts, but most are lap sized or larger.

How do you keep a record of the quilts you have made? I bought this Quilt Journal a few years ago when I went to my first Road to California quilt show. I like filling the pages up with photos and notes about each quilt. I have been a scrapbooker for over 20 years. I love keeping a tactile journal of family events and travel experiences so that some day, when I am gone, future generations will be able to see and read about what was important in my life. That is also why I blog.
This journal has the records of the first 60 quilts I have made. Of those 60 quilts, 43 have been gifted or donated to charities. That makes me very happy. It's also fun to see how my quilt style has evolved and also how my quilt photography has improved. 







I really wanted the same, simple journal that I had before, but I could not find it anywhere. This one has a lot more room to write and is a little larger, but I will enjoy filling the pages with photos and memories. 

I better get busy filling those pages with the memories of making each quilt before I forget. It's also exciting to think I am getting close to the magic number of 100 quilts completed!



9 comments:

Karen Caves said...

So glad you shared! I started quilting again last year and just recently started a quilt log. I need to add pictures, and some details that mine doesn't have. BTW, I enjoy seeing your creations on IG!
Blessings,
Karen C.
Spetzie on IG

Tara Celeste said...

What a nice idea! I keep track of all my quilts on my blog, although there have been a couple I missed (a t shirt quilt and a memorial quilt I finished as a favor for a woman who lost a child). I love that you have a physical record of your quilts.

Debbie said...

oh this is fun! And Di, I have the same journal(s) as your original. I have 1 1/2 full and sadly, have not kept them up since I started blogging. So I'm wayyy behind! I really should catch up! ;-)

Debbie said...

p.s. found this: http://www.softexpressions.com/software/notions/QuiltCare.php
There's also a couple on ebay if you're into that...

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the idea of having a journal where all my makes can be recorded. I hope you find it's fun compiling it all....

Dianne Neale said...

Great idea. I am getting close to stopping blogging to be honest, so this would be a great idea. I have no children to pass it down to, but I have plenty of nieces and nephews

stitchingandbacon said...

What a good idea! This type of thing is really a valuable record of your life. So precious for your family and yourself.

dutchcomfort said...

I’m topsy turvy by all that you have achieved in your quilting career! So many quilts made and gifted!
I don’t keep track of the quilts I made, other than on my blog and every year I buy a document of my blog at Blog2print.
I would love to have a physical record of my quilts though, so thanks for the inspirational idea!

Tsoniki said...

That is a really great idea! I have pictures of everything that I make, but I don't blog about everything, and unfortunately my pictures like to live on my computer. I'm thinking of creating a photobook online and printing the book so I have a better record.