I've grouped my Journal Quilts for the year by theme rather than month. I did start off with a painted sample for my honesty quilt but decided not to include it but to have something that united all the pieces: indigo and/or a blue and black Japanese fabric which I also used as binding.
Only one JQ (February snow in Llangollen) uses acrylics:with exception of 'Rich as Honesty' this year has featured a return to improvisational piecing and wonderful fabrics
But what an exception! 'Rich as Honesty' was unfinished business, making the quilt that I wanted 'Lunaria ' to be. I think it's my best yet and was recognized as such by receiving 'Highly Commended' award at Festival of Quilts.
Making 'Tunisian Door' for 'Under African Skies' exhibition at the Quilt Museum was the trigger to reconnecting with African and indigo fabrics and exploring their use in new ways.
Of all my quilts this year this JQ from March 'Indigo seas' is my favourite - it's simplicity , showcasing some wonderful fabrics in a painterly way expresses the most the direction I want to take.
I'm currently setting up a website for my artwork - another new direction for the new year.
Thanks for all your comments, I wish you all a wonderful 2011.