Monday, March 4, 2013

Isn't This Journal Wonderful!

It was created by Hideko Ishida of Japan. The blocks are from the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012, and the journal is her choice of how to display the blocks. I so love it...that I asked her permission to share some photos here on my blog. She graciously agreed...thank you Hideko!
I am just in awe as the professional look of the finished project...and now...yep, my muse wants one too! 
But, she will have to there is way too much work going on in my house now. And my CQJP2013 plans are already underway...but, there will be CQJP2014 to consider!! 
Perhaps I can satisfy Ms. Muse with that plan. Doesn't this journal just make you want to stitch!
Glorious! Just glorious!
I love the way the pages are sewn in to a felted spine, and the little eyelet lace at each edge...and the fringe trim to the front and back! Oh, and the little poems and sayings on the back of each page...ingenious! Such a treasure!



suziqu's thread works said...

Oh such incredibly beautiful stitching by Hideko.
Thanks for sharing this Kathy - it would be great to see more of the pages!

lanybleu said...

Wow what a fantastic book its stunning.

Annette said...

oh indeed a treasure, now I know what to do with my beautiful blocks. This is indeed a treasure to look at and enjoy not only for her but for us also. Thank y'all for doing this. xo

Elena said...

Wow, it's really gorgeous! What a great work

Hideko Ishida said...

Kathy, thank you very much for introducing my Journal book on your blog. I am honored! I am very glad it seems lots of your readers are interested in my work and give it kind comments. I am looking foward to your own book. I think felted spine is a very easy way to support fabric pages. Hideko

bubbygigi said...

Kathy, I want one too. That is such a great way to display crazy quilt blocks. I will definitely remember this. Thank you for sharing.