Fabric store have always made my fingers twitch, my brain go wild and my pocketbook scream. I have been resisting the call to do quilting and such because I need another craft to learn like I need another hole in my head.
Still a couple of years ago I gave into Crazy Quilting (CQ). I took a class and created a few blocks (will post pictures of them another time). Loved the embroidering aspect of this form of quilting. Also enjoyed the individualistic aspect of the whole genre.
Still in looking over old crazy quilts in books and those being sold on eBay, I noticed I needed to study the seam patterns - the stitches and what combinations apealed to me. So I created notebook to draw out and paste in CQ seam treatment patterns.
Here's what it looks like:
|Printed out a photo of a favorite CQ picture and covered the front of a composition book with it. This is the front cover. Also took some book tape down the spine which also attached a marker ribbon.|
|Used my computer to print out a front page titel to the book and added a picture of another CQ picture.|
|At the back of the book, created a section showing how to do some basic embroidery stitches commonly used to decorate CQ's. Some I sketched in myself (right side) some I pasted in printed diagrams (left side).|
|This is the back of the notebook.|
Reference notebooks are very handy things.