It's been a busy week........... still cleaning, sorting, moving, burning, etc. all of the stuff I don't want anymore............ got rid of lots, but still have lots.............
I made some simple books from game cards and Anne Geddes greeting cards using duct tape for the spines. I like using duct tape and I have rolls in many colors to choose from. The sad thing is each book takes so little that I'm not making much of a dent in my supplies.
The recent issue of Quilting Arts had a cool tutorial for surface design on fabric (which didn't really work so I made up my own instructions!). I painted muslin and some distressed cheesecloth and sewed them together. The pieces are in my "cover" pile to be turned into books in the near future. I used blue and green for this batch and have purple/pink drying in the studio right now. There is leftover cheesecloth that will be used in other projects somehow. An overall view:
The distressed cheesecloth and stitiching:
I did use some of the cheesecloth with some of my dyed muslin:
With some of the other dyed muslin in my stash I practiced free motion stitching ( this is a swirl flower pattern) for some more covers: