'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Tuesday 1 April 2008

Just to prove that my friend A is not the only one to use pink and lime green

here are two examples of recently finished stuff in that colour scheme [and a bit of red, black and white].

A couple of weeks ago I had a request for a quilt for Charlotte to use as a play mat. They have wooden floors so it is a bit hard and cold for her. Of course she already has a cot quilt, although you cannot use them with babies until they are a year old, but I was happy to provide another quilt, and offered a choice of two UFOs. This is the one that they chose. Ihave finished it and will take it up next weekend for Charlotte's mummy's belated birthday bash.

[The request was for 'a big one' but I pointed out that to a quilter that means a king size bed quilt!] The pattern came from one of the patchwork magazines - I hope Charlotte enjoys playing on it.

My second completed object is this journal. i am taking another class with Sue Bleiweiss on journal making. [No, I didn't finish the last one but that hasn't stopped me!] When I saw the instructions for this journal I knew it was an opportunity to use a piece of Japanese fabric that was too nice to cut up for patchwork.

What made me want to do the course with Sue was the things she puts in her journals - which you can see if you go to her website:

So here we have a fabric pocket inside the cover, and a [gusseted] paper pocket on the first page. The origami kimono is my own addition.

This is a print out of origami paper from the Canon website. I have used a paper punch on the opposite page.

These are luggage tags covered with origami paper and another decorative paper that I have used for the pocket as well.

And finally - a badly sewn plastic pocket, using the same technique I used for the metre piece but with rather less success. It is made from a plastic page protector with punched paper shapes inside, sealed with sewing. I used double sided sticky tape on three sides to attach it to the page to make a pocket.

Now I have to decide what to put in my journal. I do have a collection of Japanese postcards looking for a home ...


Digitalgran said...

Wowee, that's a beaut Celia.

Ann said...

Charlotte's play mat is quite pretty and interesting. It's certain to hold her attention.