Journal covers

solstice98August 3, 2008

I just made a couple journal covers as birthday presents for co-workers and was pleased with the way they turned out. I didn't have a pattern but it was easy; this would work for any type of book cover. In these I used small, blank-page journals from the book store (3 in a package for $8). It would be nice for a project journal, Christmas card lists, address book, vacation journal, etc. The fabric is less than one fat quarter (2 pieces 9"x16.5"), a bit of quilt batting, and some beads. I think I'll be making lots more of these for gifts and I'm sure the embellishments will get grander as I go!

Only the front is quilted. The back is flat to making writing in the journal easier. Can you see the beads on the page markers? The one on the tropical print is a little glass turtle.


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love them very nice!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 3:00PM
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Nice, love the green fabric.


    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 9:06PM
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Nice idea, Solstice. I like the tropical looking one. @:)


    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 9:21PM
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Love both of these and you have added such nice finishing touches with the bead and page markers. These will be loved gifts.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 12:29AM
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So,so pretty.I'd love to receive one of those. They'll make great gifts.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 8:45AM
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What a nice idea and so pretty. They would be a great gift for those special friends that you want to remember but aren't exchanging gifts this year. Deanna

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 11:58PM
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They are gorgeous Kate. This would be a great idea for me to practice free motion qilting, yours looks great on the journals.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 5:58PM
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I really like your journal covers. They are quite impressive. My DH past as I had them on the screen and said WOW. Your free motion quilting and your imbellishments are both great.


    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 10:22AM
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Thank you for all the nice comments! I really enjoyed making these and will be doing more. It is a great way to practice free motion quilting designs on a small enough scale so you don't mess it up too badly! LOL

    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 2:38PM
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