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!