I ran across an anonymous quote recently about beauty and quilting. I thought this little bit of wisdom was very appropriate for the front of the quilt journal I planned to make. I also wanted to use metallic threads to embellish the journal cover to make it extra special, as it will be a gift for a special friend who is also a wonderful quilter. While I sewed, I reflected on the beauty of my friend as a person, and the beauty of our friendship that has developed through the many little events we’ve shared – just like the many little stitches of a beautiful quilt.
If you want to make one of these quilt journals for yourself and you’ve never used metallic threads in your quilting, make sure to read my article – Get Your Metal On! – in this issue for 7 great tips on using metallic threads.