Red Journal Finished!

Red Journal - Closed
Red Journal - Closed

Here is the finished (completed! done!) Red Journal that I started on Halloween at A Work of Heart. I went to the second (and last) class on Sunday and finished. I could have done a lot more embellishing on the pages, but my ephemera wasn’t that good and I wanted space to write. Yes, I want to use this as a journal and not just a scrapbook. If my ephemera was more personal, then it would have been a good scrapbook making project, but I like the idea of writing in something that I made.

Red Journal - page 1
Red Journal - page 1

Above is the first page. You can also see the Malka Dubrowski fabric that TFQ gave me as a gift. I like the idea of see it more often. I may not really like writing in the Red Journal, but it is only 40 pages, so I can blow through it fairly quickly. What pen to use will be an issue. I see a Sharpie in my future.

Red Journal - pink crayon
Red Journal - pink crayon

The pink page looks like it was made with a crayon. I don’t remember doing it, but it came out of a big box of paper I had saved. I like it. We’ll see if I can write on it.

Red Journal - Star12
Red Journal - Star12

I really can’t say what possessed me to make the pages the way I did.  It just seemed like the right thing to do at the time.

I had homework and kept putting it off. After class last time, I knew there was no way I could finish all the sewing if I waited until the next class (Sunday’s). I was finally able to get to my Red Journal project in a serious way on Friday afternoon and evening. Essentially, in between the Frosted Stars and Frosted Stars Leftovers I worked on the pages of the signature.

Red Journal Signatures - in progress
Red Journal Signatures - in progress

I was particularly happy with this page, which was made from just an image that I had been saving for awhile. I was happy because I finally got to use it.

Red Journal Signatures - in progress
Red Journal Signatures - in progress

Making the pages took a lot of sewing. There are 2 signatures of 10 pages each, folded in half to make a total of 40 pages.

I really want to make another one of these journals. I can think of two people who would really like them as gifts. It is a ton of work, so I would only be able to make them for people who would really appreciate the time and effort. We’ll see.

As I have probably said 42,000 times, the outside of this journal is made from fabric I made by sewing scraps of red fabric together a la Shannon Williams.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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