Thursday, 27 February 2014

Another Book Cover

I did say I needed to do another book cover and see which one I liked the best. I have found the one I LOVE! I'm going to be kinda sad to let it go tomorrow as it's awesome but I hope the person who gets it enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.

 I've got a series of photos and a bit of an explanation but I forgot to take any photos of how you actually make it into a book cover as I was so excited about getting closer to the finish and I was kinda tired by that point.

This time I didn't want to have to fiddle with lots of random colours and make a picture so I pulled out a pile of blue hues from mum's stash and I visited sewco (the local quilting shop near my mum) they had a sale on and bought a couple more colours. I also added a watermelon pink which isn't shown in this photo to add some accent.


To make it I made a template by tracing the book and adding half an inch all the way around. Probably a little too loose but I wanted it to be able to be moved to other books.

Then using my kangaroo as the base I started adding little bits of fabric. This time I was really careful to make it bigger than needed to it would cut down nicely. If you have done any patchwork before you will understand how I have done this. The difference is I didn't bother to measure just made sure the fabric was bigger than the length I was sewing which sometimes meant sewing two bits together to make the length.




I also added trim into the middle to make it look more interesting.
I kept using the base paper as a guide to where I needed to add more colours.


Here is the top all ready to go. I only added the trims to the front I didn't want much on the back. I also added some decorative stitches which aren't here yet.
WOOHOO! A finish! It looks stunning. The first time I didn't add any wadding and the second time I just added a light wadding and the difference was awesome. Much better. I also added a ribbon to mark where you are in the book.





When researching how to make it I did search on google and I used a tutorial from somewhere to get an idea of what I could do to make it up. I've got no clue what I used now though.





I'm so proud of the finished piece. It just looks happy and pretty. SOO nice to see it finished. But I have to give it away :(

ETA:
If you want to buy this pattern it available from my etsy store for $1 AUD The link to my store is on the left.

Happy Stitching Everyone,
Caitlin

7 comments:

  1. What a fantastic creation! The blues you chose are stunning, and the pink accent really makes all the colours dance. I can see why you'd be sad giving this away!

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  2. What a great gift. It's very cute!

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  3. They both look fantastic!

    Kristin

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  4. So pretty...I absolutely love the colour of the fabrics you used. Brilliant finish!

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