I've just been too busy to finish the quilt that I wanted to take with me, so maybe something smaller? This is a 6-1/2" x 9" piece with flip-and-sew piecing and decorative stitches. I "built" it onto a piece of heavyweight tear away stabilizer (which I'm actually going to leave on) and then had some thoughts about what I might want to do with it.
Generation Q, a magazine that has been on line for a while and is just about to publish its second print edition. It doesn't seem like five years ago when this book was published by C&T!
***As an aside on Generation Q: There is an absolutely hilarious article on the blog today (use the link above) on what to do with your "stash dawgs" -- you know, the stuff you bought but will most likely never use? I practically fell on the floor laughing....***
Back to my main point here -- in the book, there are some great ideas for attractive and not complicated ways to cover journals and other kinds of books. I've had the journal, fabric -- in fact, pretty much everything except the heavyweight interfacing -- on hand ready to do this. So, let's get out all the stuff and see if I can make any progress before I get distracted by something else.....
I think this will be pretty cool; I'm almost done with the piece that I am going to put on the cover. 2" strips of hand-dyed fabrics were used for the flip-and-sew (I pieced them to create more color diversity) and the decorative stitching was done with Candlelight in the bobbin. Since this is a bobbinwork technique and I was working from the back, I used the strip stitching lines as a guide.
pretty turquoise Mettler metallic thread, probably in a blanket stitch since I definitely want the thread to show.
Speaking of getting ready to go to Nashville, I'm still getting my blue on.....is this fun, or what???