Saturday, March 30, 2013

I put the owl on the side while I was working on a commissioned fabric photo album.

It's for a little girl's first birthday, so the grand mother asked me to use pink and purple fabrics, my favorites!

I first decided on the strips layout and fused them onto a rectangle of heavy muslin

I embellished each strip with threads, ribbons, using one of the fancy stitch on my Bernina

I then added some flowers, beads and butterflies

I added some Fast to Fuse Timtex covered with pink fabric, where I  embroidered the name of the little girl 

I used a pretty velvet cord that I enclosed between the fabric strips and the Timtex and fused everything together
The cord will hold the pages together

I couched a silk thread all around the book 

I then added the pages and tied the velvet cord in the middle

And now, back to my owl and free motion quilting!

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