After a weekend of no sewing, and one Monday evening of quilting even more on the current quilt, I thought "A little easy project is in order!" So I decided to make another quilted notebook cover. I had some string block made from a jelly roll. Actually I had made a "jelly roll race" top. When it was done I didn't like so I cut it into squares, on a bias. I also sewed the partial pieces that were left into blocks. They have been sitting for some time. I grabbed a couple of those and proceeded to use them in this project. I cut all the parts and started sewing it together.
What was I thinking? Apparently not much. I had the seams almost all sewn when it occurred to me, "you were supposed to quilt the front layer with the batting before you sew it together." (okay, I may have added the word "moron" in there too.) I really didn't want to rip out all those tight stitches. So I just proceeded to finish it.
Then a lightbulb went off "Why not quilt it, now?" Fortunately I didn't quilt over the flaps because I did actually have a lucid thought about that. (yaay me!)
So here it is: Front, back and opened out.
For such a "disaster" in the process, I think it came out pretty good.Yes, I make mistakes. They are a part of the creative process. I try to make the best of them and I am able to laugh at my own mistakes. Learning to do that is one of the best gifts I have ever given myself.
How much interest is there in how to make these covers? Should I do a tutorial or a video or maybe both?
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