Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Project

I have always wanted to make a fiber journal. I have a workshop coming up the middle of May and I have decided that I could use this format to demonstrate a lot of my techniques to personalize a quilt. I knew the perfect theme would be my love of cycling. I have been saving stuff for just this opportunity.

My goal is to do a page a day for 7 days and on the 8th day, construct my album. So, come back and visit daily to see each page.

1st pageCycling Album P.3

I used a quote by John F. Kennedy and printed it on fabrics using my computer. Ric rac is framing the quote and sequins were attached with beads. I stitched the “pennies” onto silk dupioni with metallic thread, by hand.


  1. Cheryl, it's a great idea, and I love your first "page" ... it does remind me so much of the old Penny Rugs, but with much nicer colors, and a great quote!

  2. I quite agree - I've found it such a pleasure to become a regular bike rider. I have made a quilt about it - see at

  3. Linda - I used to do a lot of work with wool applique - primitive type pieces. I just love that circle in a circle design and I still enjoy stitching by hand.

  4. Alison - You must come back and look at my other "pages". I think you will really feel my emotions for riding. Your work is amazing and I am intrigued by the idea of the 5K Radius challenge.


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