What with the holiday season in full swing and me fighting a BAD cold....I've been unusually quiet this week. Nor, am I stitching as much as I'd like.
I saw this cute fabric book idea on Sew How We Sew blog. My friend Judy and I have grandkids several months apart in age so we decided to pool our conversation print fabrics and make our own version.
We made them larger to accommodate the fussy cut motifs we had. Our patches were cut 2 1/4 square. Let me warn you....this is NOT fast.....as is typical for many of us....we under-estimate how long a project will take. It's worth doing, but don't plan on getting it done in a day!
One piece was then fused to a felt background, the other to another piece of felt which was later cut out.Fabrics arranged, and fused to the felt base....machine stitched in a grid for better duribility.
The idea for the child is to match the pieces...turning the appropriate piece face down...indicating that one has been matched.A second piece of felt becomes the cover (which hides and protects the stitching). Rather than making a pouch as suggested in the tutorial linked above....I decided to add a pocket to the front of the book to hold the game pieces. It was personalized with our grandson's name.
I'm linking to Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop, Whoop Friday, and Crazy Mom.