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« on: March 03, 2009 05:39:16 PM »

I hope this is in the right spot, I've never posted in this board before!

This is a project in Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I believe it's one of the "less than 2 hour" projects. If not it should be, it took me less than an hour to make all three!









I really enjoy using my scraps and this is such a simple way to do it. Plus there's no fussy cutting like in patchwork, and if your stitches are uneven then it just looks that much cooler! I really love how you can just work with the shape of the scrap. It was really easy to finish the edges with a zigzag stitch.

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009 06:11:53 PM »

I agree the scraps look great. What is the cover made of? Did you just sew to paper? How did you attach the paper?

Nice work!
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009 06:18:18 PM »

Wow, these are awesome! I was also wondering if you put together the journal yourself, or if you bought it then decorated it? Anyway, great job, I really like your scrap combinations
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009 07:08:27 PM »

Thanks for your compliments! I pretty much followed the instructions exactly as in the book since it was my first time. I used Moleskine Cahier notebooks (size large). The color is Kraft. It's kind of like a really thick paper/thin cardboard. It has the weight of a paperback book cover, except it is not glossy.

I just used my sewing machine, but it dulls the needle once you sew a few of them. I was thinking that I would need some sort of fusible web to hold the scraps in place like you use for applique, but the fabric didn't move around or bunch at all really.

Hopefully I can upgrade to making my own journals and not just the decorations on the cover!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009 07:28:23 AM »

Oh wow!  These are fabulous!  I really really want one now, you've inspired me to try my own variation!
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009 08:59:07 AM »

Those are so pretty
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009 01:48:00 PM »

these are really cute!
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009 05:08:00 PM »

Oh, these are cool. It's a lovely effect, and you could do so many cool colour combinations with it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009 06:21:53 AM »

Thanks everyone!

you could do so many cool colour combinations with it.

I'm really excited to try more combinations! I have 4 scrap bins: red/pink, orange/yellow, green, blue/purple/brown/black. So there are a ton of possibilities here! Plus a friend of mine just comissioned 20 more for her friends from her bible study group to use as little prayer journals. We're going to personalize them all.  Smiley

The notebooks I use also come in other colors now so I would be interested to see maybe a black journal with colorful scraps on it! I only bought the kraft ones though so next time I'll have to try some of the other hues.

you've inspired me to try my own variation!

Great, I can't wait to see what you come up with! Post pictures when you do  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009 07:14:15 AM »

What do I think? I think I LOVE THEM ALL!  You did great work on these and they look amazing!
Way to go!
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