This week I needed a little thank you gift, so I decided to make a composition notebook cover.
Here is the front. I just love this fish. It is the only thing I planned, the rest is random.
And here is where you write all your brilliant thoughts and ideas.
The inside, where the notebook covers slip into the quilted cover.
I use the direction on this blog. I reduce the overall width to 26" to 26 1/2" inches depending on the notebook. You can measure yours first for a good fit.
Here are some of the steps:
Layout a rectangle of strips, blocks, strings or whatever piecing you like. Or you can use a beautiful whole piece of fabric like I did for Christmas 2010. See those covers HERE.
Piece or choose a lining fabric. It doesn't have to be fancy or pretty, but I happen to like fancy and pretty for most things. cut a piece of batting roughly the same as the back.
Machine quilt the three layers like a little quilt. I use 2 quilt halo when I free motion quilt. You can check them out here.
The rest you can find on the link above. Although it takes a little time it is easy.
Can I just say, no wonder I make mistakes at the machine! Look at all these distractions! Watching the Good Wife, while checking the on-line instructions and sewing.......
I decorated the window sill above my kitchen sink again. I used to have 2 mantels to decorate, so I'm using this space in the same way. It is super hard to photo graph anything near a window.
Do you see spring outside this window? I don't! A few bunnies on the front hall table with my carrot tree.
Despite the snow and ice on Wednesday, the Pansies out front look great :)
I wish you all a Blessed Easter, Joyous Passover or just a Happy Spring Weekend.