Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Selvedge Journal Cover -AND my prizes

A while back I won a little package of selvedge edges from Quilt Taffy. Surprise, I finally got around to making something with them. I pieced them together for this lovely little journal cover.




Here is a picture of the inside. I decided to use a spiral notebook that will be easily replaced for the inside of this one. That way a person who journals a lot will be able to refill it and keep right on using the quilted cover.





You may notice that it looks a little wonky in the pictures. It is not that crooked really. The outer cover of the notebook is flimsy so it doesn't lay neatly. I plan to use some stiff cardboard to reinforce it.

I had another win recently and I got this HAUL from Tonya at Tonya's Sewing Room.

In addition to the prize she had posted - all the pieces to use for appliqué - she included two "fat boys" (also known as fat quarters.) The little card with the Jonquil made me smile a little brighter. I do love jonquils.


And how about those pieces from the movie CARS? I have to make something for a co-worker's little boy out of those!


Speaking of PRIZES - Barb at Bejeweled Quilts by Barb is having a giveaway too. You could win a quilt...but I hope my luck really holds and that I win it. (yeah I AM like that- sorry)

AND at Hawthorne Threads there is another nice giveaway. Go and see.

17 comments:

Pat said...

I love your selvage journal cover and of course your winnings from Tonya are such FUN ones!!! Congrats on that....

Chris said...

Love your journal. What a great idea. I was looking for more quick xmas gift ideas. Most of my family decided to go "handmade" thi year for Christmas, which I usually do anyway so I'm always looking for a new "gifty" idea. Not sure I have enough selvages saved up yet though. Maybe I need to enter more give-aways. I do think I'll check out this quilt give away and give you a run for your money!

Royce said...

Love the journal cover! I save my selvage for a friend, it's such fun. Great job on the cover it's such happy colors.

Petit Debutant said...

Your lucky streak is good! I have yet to win one of these blog giveaways

Barbara said...

I started saving all my cut selvages once with the intention of making a very interesting quilt. However, the amount of sewing it was taking was too much, so I tossed them. Now I see I could have made something smaller and still be enjoying them! Guess I'll start saving them again.
Thanks for the idea, I love it!

Needled Mom said...

Great idea for the selvage pieces. I like the idea of the spiral notebook inside too.

Congratulations on the win. You should head for Vegas with your luck!!!! lol

Melinda Cornish said...

I love your journal cover! It is so bright and has all the colors that I love! Melinda

Rae Ann said...

I just discovered you blog and I am glad I did! I have now become a follower.:)
The journal cover was a great idea for the selvages. I better start saving mine!

Sarah said...

I love the journal cover! You are winning everything lately too :)

Barb said...

wow..you really hit it big...enjoy your goodies.

Pat from oogleboops sent me one of your cards, I am going to frame it...love it.

Thanks for posting about my giveaway!!

julia said...

I truly never thought of using selvages for anything other than something to put in my trash can until I started blogging. I have seen some really neat ideas for using them. I have some beautiful selvages from the velvet and taffeta that I made my grands' Christmas clothing from. I'll have to get creative and do something fabulous with them.

sewmeow said...

Great wins, Gene! Congrats! And your journal cover is a great idea.

Now, I'M going to go win the quilt from Bejeweled Barb.

hetty said...

Love your journal cover! I hope your lucky streak continures!

Kerrie said...

Love the site, this was my first visit! Kerrie

fabricartist21 said...

Gene I do believe you live for all of those gveaways. LOL I love your journal book cover. I think I will make me one. I wish I had some sevege edges. Oh well I have plenty of recycled jean fabric so that will be what I use.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

Oh, how about that Tonya! Isn't she something? haha

Vesuviusmama said...

That cover is great. And how is it that you win multiple times and I never win anything? Will you rub my head? Can I kiss your ring? Whatever it takes to get some of your luck?