Sunday, May 20, 2012

BOOK FOR FRIENDSHIP QUILTIES

 Finally finished my Friendship Quilties Book. Here's how I made mine:  I cut 2 pieces of 9x13x1/4th inch fine grade plywood. Drilled 2 holes in each for cord, then painted in light creamy- yellow, painted on my flower garden and embellished with buttons. After dry I brushed on an Acrylic Varnish on all sides. I found the cord at a Beauty Supply Store. They had all colors.


 Each double fabric page is 8 1/2x12 inches with a low loft batting inserted. I made the holes with point of sissors and did a buttonhole stitch around them. I Hand stitched each quiltie on the page, usually 2 per side. Before doing this though I wrote with a fine point black fabric pin onto the fabric page the information on the back of each quiltie So far I have 8 2-sided fabric sheets with 31 quilties in the book. Think I can add maybe 4 more fabric sheets and finish out the year with Sandra Kaye Trade Quilties.
I really enjoy Art Journaling, and this is just another way of  doing it!

4 comments:

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Very clever and creative Marlynne, love the idea and what a fun project! Hugs Marilou

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Here is the link http://rosesonmytable.ning.com/

Sandra Kaye said...

Well, this is just fabulous!! Great job...Marlynne!!! I am glad you are enjoying our trade! Me too! I will be getting my book done soon too! Hugs

laurajane said...

Lovely Marlynne,it's a great idea,may do something similar for my Quilties.xx