Wednesday, April 20, 2016

a book!

I participated in the Michael Miller Challenge for Sewtopia again this year .  We each received 6 fat quarters and were able to make ANYTHING we wanted.  Last year I made a quilt, this time I made a book!  I would do a few things differently next time (like maybe look for a tutorial on how to bind the pages) but I'm pretty happy with this first attempt.  The block patterns are all by Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts.  The verse is by me.  Enjoy!





 





A few of the particulars:
  • I used the embroidery function on my sewing machine for the title.
  • Ella's tail is a simple crocheted chain stitch and her ear flaps!
  • All the eyes are buttons from my collection except Ben's which are pieced from MM fabric in my stash.
  • The background for all the animals is Cotton Couture in Candlelight.  
 
Linking this fun project up with Let's Bee Social of course!  Thank you Lorna for such fantastic and fun patterns.

8 comments:

  1. OMG that is just adorable, what a fantastic idea!

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    1. Thanks so much Vicki. It was so fun to make it.

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  2. Karen, your book is fantastic! So cute! I know Lorna will be thrilled to see how you used her patterns. There were so many great challenge entries, I know it was hard for them to decide!

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    1. Thanks Paige. I agree there were some fantastic entries. I had no expectations of winning, just joining in the fun. I loved so many of them and am glad I didn't have to choose.

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  3. This book is such a fun idea and a wonderful use of those Michael Miller fabrics. Love the verses you made. What a cute and huggable book!

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    1. Thanks so much Lorna. These patterns are cute everywhere!

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