February 4, 2012

Quilting for the first time!

Quilted scrapbook cover project ~ Feb.3 - 2012
Quilted scrapbook cover project ~ Feb.3 - 2012

I know, I know... I was supposed to go back to beading and finish my ufos before getting into anything new, but "the voices" were talking to me and I just had to follow the inspiration! ;-)

I'm trying to make a quilted cover for my "Special Memories Scrapbook". 
The post bound album that I bought has a boring solid blue cover which I find totally uninspiring. 
Since I want everything about this scrapbook to be special, I'm using some of my favorite Hawaiian fabrics to give it a new look with a hand made quilted cover.

I'm not sure how it will turn out... 
I already made a mistake by cutting the squares 1" smaller than I had originally planned, but I hope to figure out something to make it work. ;-)

Cutting fabric and sewing are not my thing!
I have an atavic repulsion towards sewing machines (it must date back to when I was still a little comma in my mother's womb and had the first battle with one of those wicked things), so hand sewing is my only option and it's a bit too slow for my liking. 
I also don't have the patience to measure and pin fabric carefully (as you can see from the pic), but I love my colorful fabrics, so small projects are going to be ok.

Define small? ... Probably something not as big as a cover for a 8.5"x11" scrapbook.  ;-)


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Antonet Booyens on February 6, 2012 7:29 AM
 WOW! Amazing! Hope this new hobby is enjoyable for you. I made a quilt too, many moons ago. But I went big...And it made me very proud when I finally finished it! But that was the one and only I have ever made. 
Saby on February 6, 2012 10:51 PM

Thank you Antonet! I'm enjoying it so far, but I'm going to limit this to small projects. Maybe a couple of mini panels as a base for bead embroidery and little pouches and eyeglass cases.

Making a big quilt must be very rewarding (Congrats for making a big one!), but as I stated, I'm not that much into sewing (and cutting), so my projects are going to stay as small as possible. ;-)



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