Monday, 26 November 2012

Sketch Book with Nursery Versery

I picked up some Nursery Versery prints a little while ago and I've been having a hard time cutting them - they're too darn cute!  I finally managed to bring myself to cut  into the Country Mice fat quarter an came up with this wonderful sketch book cover for a friend of mine who recently celebrated her birthday.

Front Cover
It was my first time improve piecing and trying the quilt-as-you-go method - both were a great experience (for a great quilt-as-you-go tutorial, click here).  I pieced sections together and then sewed them on to a muslin backing.  I didn't use any batting because I thought it would be too bulky for a sketch-book cover.  Who needs a puffy cover?! ;)  I think I would like the finished result a little better if i would have quilted more lines through the fabric - but I know for next time!

Back Cover

I love the end result, though I prefer the back of the cover to the front!  If I were to make these in larger quantities I'd definitely cut down on the number of fabrics used and make the pieces bigger to cut down on the time it takes to make them.


If you're interested in making a sketchbook/journal cover for yourself (or a friend, of course), here are a  few  tutorials you can try out:
Bloom and Blossom 
Stitched in Color
Leslie's Art and Sew


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