Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Book Cover

Another finished project!  And yes, it's from my Curves class. :)  I did, however, manage to work on a non-Curves project today.  Eons ago I posted about a log cabin quilt top I made.  Well I started quilting it a few months ago, got about 1/5th of the way done, and decided I didn't like the quilting design I was using.  So I've been slowly unpicking the stitches over the last few months.  I finally finished unpicking!  So maybe in a month or so I'll be able to share it as a finished project.

Anyway, back to the curves project.  It's a cute little cover for a composition notebook.  I've managed to do all of my curves projects with fabrics I already have on hand so far.  This one was a little bold for me with the colors, but I'm falling in love with it as I use it.

I love this project idea.  There are so many quilt blocks you could turn into covers.  I'm already thinking these puppies will make great Christmas gifts.

Even better this project fulfills a need I had.  I saw the idea of keeping a journal for each of your children, to record thoughts for them, stories from when they were little, and notes for them.  I LOVED the idea and have been wanting to buy some cute journals for it.  But I love these handmade books even better!  It gives an added personal touch to an already personal item.  I've already started writing in this one for my little girl.  One of the first entries is Daddy's First Lullaby telling her about the first time her daddy sang her a lullaby, because she DEMANDED it of him.

The solid yellow I used was a lighter weight cotton, and I wish I would have used quilter's cotton.  It was prone to stretching and wrinkling very easily.  And once I put the notebook inside of the cover I realized the black spots on the book showed through much of the material.  However, I was able to easily fix the problem by gluing yellow construction paper on the cover.

I confess I've already made a second one.  I did the main block in postage stamp style.  I like the idea, but it's a little busy.  I added prints all around the postage stamp block and it's TOO much.  So I plan on taking it apart and trying again with some solid borders around the stamp block.  Hopefully I'll be happy with the finished product and willing to share.

Check out the other projects from the Curves Class!


  1. I really love that book cover! The colors are great.. I love all your Curves projects though! Ps.. whats a curves class? Ive never heard of it.

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    1. Rachel at Stitched in Color has been doing an online sewing class on sewing curves. It's been great! I have to laugh because so many people at first think it has something to do with the fitness franchise, Curves. Nope! Thanks for stopping by Kelley!

  2. this is so cute! i'm terrible at writing in my books for the kids. maybe if i make something cutsie like this i'll be more drawn to it. :) thanks for linking up!

  3. What a lovely cover - and a great idea to use a notebook to record favourite moments for each child.

  4. What a beautiful book cover - I'm really enjoying seeing all you're making in this curves class Britt!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. It's so cute and your daughter is sure to love it as she grows. Looks very fun and girly!

  6. Beautiful project :-) Thanks for sharing! (Funny, I thought you meant Curves, as in the exercise program - ha).

  7. You make such adorable stuff! I love the fabric!!

  8. love how you play with fabric to make attractive looks come see what I shared at

  9. Oh I love this idea and your colours look great. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  10. I love the fabric and that you changed something so ordinary. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family.

  11. Wow, that looks so great! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  12. This is so cute! You did a great job and what a special journal your little girl will have.

  13. great notebook! I love the bold colors & prints you chose :) all of your curves projects re looking good. have a great weekend!

  14. That is adorable! I love the flower on it! So cute!! Thanks for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.

  15. This is such a great way to personalize a notebook! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  16. What a pretty book cover!I love the idea of the design, thanks for sharing!


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