So far so good - I've just finished by third journal quilt and it is only a few days late. This time involved painting the fabric with acrylic. I then machine quilted the fabric and added the two fish in thread. The image doesn't show the subtlety of the colour of the fishes. Not sure it is a technique that I would set out to try again, but it is always useful to try something new.
I'm trying to get ahead of myself for next month and have already started the next one. That doesn't guarantee it will be finished on time though! There's a fair amount happening over the next few weeks, so I'm just grabbing the chance whilst I have it.