Wow, summer has arrived (well maybe not officially on the calendar) and blogging has kind of fallen by the wayside. Projects, too.
The weekend is here and I do need to plant some flowers that are very tired of sitting in their tiny seedling pots. Maybe I can carve out a little time for indoor fun this weekend, though. Like sewing. Imagine that!
Lately I've been making bread from frozen bread dough. Quick -- and a homemade touch without the work! Yay!
Recently, I sent a card to one of my nearest and dearest.
I felt like it needed a little something more than a card, so I made this bookmark.
I first sewed the center strip to the two side (striped) strips. Then I cut horizontally across the upper portion and stitched in the horizontal part of the cross. Layered it with flannel in the middle for "batting" and a cotton piece for the back. The backing was pieced but I didn't get a photo of it.
Then I did some quilting through all the layers, topstitched along each edge about 1/4-1/2 inch from the edge, and then pinked the edges.
That was it. It slipped nicely inside the card and I sent it off in the mail.
Something to do with your scraps!