1. Make a journal quilt in all cool colours.
2. Make a journal quilt in all warm colours.
3. Make a journal quilt in 4 cool colours and 1 warm colour.
4. Make a journal quilt in 4 warm colours and 1 cool colour.
5. Make a journal quilt that uses overlapping as a means to achieve perspective.
6. Make a journal quilt that uses relative size to achieve perspective.
8. Make a journal quilt that uses temperature to achieve perspective.
9. Make a journal quilt with rhythm.
10. Make a journal quilt with radial balance.
I only allow myself 1 - 1 1/2 hours to make each journal quilt, including binding it (for which I cut strips 1 1/8" wide, sew to the back and bring to the front and machine stitch in place). The two pictured here are my responses to the first two exercises. They're not meant to be works of art, but learning tools. The time limit doesn't allow for me going back and changing things too often, and I find myself working more spontaneously as a result. I'm keeping a little notebook in which I record of my response to each one, including things like lessons learned, and what I might do differently next time. I'm discovering how much I enjoy making small pieces, and how they seem to "prime the pump" for other creative work. I'll post a few more over the coming weeks.