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I painted it using a stencil of blossoms, white,pink and blue iridescent paint, quilted with metallic threads,
used peltex instead of batting and appliqued the flower.
The backing to the little quilt was more scrap strips.
At first I thought I ruined it with the paint.
I sort of folded it in half and saw the potential of a notebook cover. I like it!
This is it opened up. I just sewed a purple ribbon across the inside to slip a notebook into. I included a side loop for a pen.
Here it is with a striped binding. A quick double fold binding done all on the machine with miters and top stitched with gold thread. I chose a happy little flower button & made a ribbon loop closure.
Next picture is the back.
I actually like the front and back better viewed as separate entities!
did I learn? Sewing little scraps together can be calming. You can
learn about color/value while sewing just for fun. Pretty paint on
fabric may not look right even when all the components are right. You
can salvage mistakes. Mainly, you don't have to know where you are going
when you start, you can decide after it's nearly done.
If you don't blog about it, no one will know... heh, heh
At least I finished something today and that feels good.
I'm already using it too!