Saturday, June 26, 2010

Books, Books & More Books


I have been continuing to cover books these last few days.  I plan to take them to Italy when we go in August and give them as gifts to our hosts, so I needed to get moving!!!

For the second book, I wanted to re-d0 the blue challenge quilt that I did a few months ago (original post is here)

First step was to pull out the bits drawer (pieces smaller than 1-1/2  inches) and  search for blue fabrics. _6215707 _6215708  

Second step…..cut a piece of extremely lightweight fusible interfacing.

Next, cut out shapes and place them on the interfacing.   Iron into place.



I failed to photograph the next part, but it included appliquing the white vase and flower and then stitching all of the pieces into place.

When I finished the book, I wasn’t happy with the fabric on the spine.  So, after sleeping on it, I decided to stamp some gold flowers on the fabric and I think that it helped to pull it all together.

Here is the finished product……..




When I was starting the next book, I decided to use some of the fabrics that I had painted many months ago.    I simply did some outline quilting / threadwork on the piece, added a few beads and glued it onto the book.

Here it is……


Looking at this photo, I realize that I dont like the white dots in the center…..I may put some dots of paint on them


Anita said...

These books will make fine gifts. Let's get together before you go it it's not already too late!

Kay said...

The book covers are a great gift idea. I'm always stuck for gifts when we go abroad: something small and light, that says either US or handmade--not easy.

Anonymous said...

Both books are gorgeous. Such lovely gifts.

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