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Friday, April 10, 2009
Walking In The Rain Quilted Journal
Today I have something to share with you that has no stamping involved. Some of you may know that another love of mine is quilting. I have been wanting to try free form quilting for awhile now but hadn't gotten around to trying it yet. A few months ago I joined the Sheteam which is group of homeschooling moms that sell things on Etsy. Every month they have a challenge and this months theme was rain. You can click on this link to see what the other people on the team made. I originally thought about stamping something with umbrellas but after searching through my enormous stamp collection I realized I did not have any umbrella stamps. I almost bought a new set of rain themed stamps but after thinking it over I decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to do some free form quilting. I started by cutting out all the pieces then I pieced them together using Stitch Witchery to hold them in place. After I had everything pieced together I machine quilted the scene with different colored thread. When I was done with that I attached the quilted scene to a 51/2x51/2 piece of light weight cardboard then I sewed around the edges with a sm zig zag stitch to seal them down. After that I attached a piece of PTI Spring Rain Cardstock to the back. Rich created a template for the pefect size of lined paper to fit in the journal. I printed copies of them out and then used them for the inside pages. The back cover is a piece of lightweight cardboard that was covered with the same light blue fabric I used for the sky on the front then I machine stitched a border around it too. I used my Bind It All to bind the jourmal all together and added some white O wires. I am pretty happy with how this turned out and look forward to making more of these in the future. This journal is also up for sale in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested in buying it.
I have also been meaning to tell you that Emilia has been making friendship bracelets
to sell and will be donating the proceeds to our local animal shelter to help the dogs and cats there. You can buy them here in my Etsy shop as well. That's it for now. I have some more crafty things to work on this weekend and hope to share them with you soon in the meantime I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.