It always takes longer

Mounting journal quilts

Mounting journal quilts

I’m always amazed at how much “quilting time” is taken up by the little things. Stuff like making labels, sewing on sleeves, taking pictures, filling out entry forms, preparing quilts for shipment. The list of little, necessary activities seems endless.

Journal quilt labels

Journal quilt labels

This weekend I decided to mount my journal quilts from each year on a single sleeve with descriptive labels. Yes, they were originally mounted on a 4″ sleeve so they could be displayed at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, but through the years they had been removed for various reasons. Since then, it had been more convenient to leave them separate, but I will be lending them to a quilt show and now it will be better to have them mounted together as a single unit.

Journal quilts on sleeve

Journal quilts on sleeve

I hope this is the last time I’ll have to do this! But I decided to “upgrade” the concept, so I made a 12″ sleeve so I could baste them on at the top and the bottom and also include the labels. I like this end result better, too.

Tomorrow will be more time spent on removing lint, rolling, packaging, shipping, the list goes on…

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