Thursday, 21 July 2011

One Quilted Journal Cover

Today I am linking up with our creative spaces for the first time, what a lovely place to visit!

There is nothing like a little deadline to get me moving. Remember those gorgeous aqua fabrics ? Well here is my completed project - ta da, one quilted journal cover! 

Thanks to this great tutorial here even a beginner sewer like me can whip up something special.  I decided to go with squares rather than the scrappy look (although it's still a little scrappy).

I know it seems a waste to use some of these lovely fabrics on what is supposed to be a scrap project, but I only used a smidgen (still plenty left), and have just been trying small projects to get my confidence up before tackling a real quilt.   Just through this little project I learned so much about sewing and patchwork. 

Here's what it looks like on the inside...

It's in no way perfect, with a little puckering, and I am not the most patient when it comes to cutting fabric, but overall I'm actually pretty happy with it.

I think this would make a lovely gift for someone, and could be personalised by adding their name or some thoughtful words on the front cover.  It could even be used for a recipe book or photo album cover, the possibilities are endless!

The great thing is it can be customised to any sized book and it's removable, so it can be used and cherished forever. 

Now my son wants one, and has requested blue and black fabrics, so I'm off to dig around in the cupboard and hopefully find some scraps in those colours. 

Did you get creative this week?


Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

oh i LOVE IT!!!! Reminds me of my first ever dolly .... the fabric and color combos are so so pretty :)

Rie said...

It looks great & really sweet that your boy wants one too!

Sam said...

Thanks Sarah, that dolly wouldn't by any chance have been a Holly Hobbie would it? You have just reminded me of a doll from my childhood, which I still have. Will now have to dig her out of the cupboard! Checking out your blog, your dolls are lovely :-)

Sam said...

Thanks Rie, yeah I may as well make the most of it while he actually likes homemade things, don't know how long it will last (hopefully forever):-)