Sunday, May 20, 2012


 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!


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

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