Here's my second journal quilt for the Quilt University class I am taking. This week's lesson was all about exploring possibilities. This little quilt is 12 x 16 inches.
I played around with lines inside a rectangle which could be a border on a quilt. I made the curved line at the top left and then added another line in each box. I worked on variations and when I was done I chose one of these to work with. I chose the far right box in the second row.
I decided to quickly applique these shapes onto a strip of fabric rather than make individual blocks and then sew those together. I used a zig zag stitch and machine quilted within that shape. As I was working with this little open circle I thought: Pac Man! Oh, no, there really isn't anything new under the sun, is there? Well, I just looked at Pac Man and he's not split right across to the other side like mine, whew, wouldn't want any copyright issues!
I traced some smaller versions and then painted them with acrylic paint. Now they look like fortune cookies! Wait, hasn't that been used by someone, too? Well, the fabric fortune cookie's I found were actual objects, not a quilt pattern, so I guess I am still safe. They also look kind of like lily pads, too, don't you think? Hmm, this could be a whole series of little quilts!
p.s. Do you like the plaid fabric? I love it and wish I had about 5 more yards of it!