Friday, June 4, 2010

Bookmark


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!


8 comments:

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

very niCe!

Pokey said...

Oh, what a sweet bookmark, Sue! I plan to make some of these. I often use 1-3 layers of off-white flannel for the 'batting' to smaller projects, it works great, and adds that neat ravelly look to the piece. Happy weekend!

P. said...

That's a pretty and quick little bookmark. And speaking of pretty, your bread looks so good, and I can just imagine the freshly baked smell.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a lovely and personal thing to make.

Karen S said...

What a pretty bookmark -- I love the colors.

ivoryspring said...

Sue, what a sweet gift idea! You always come up with the coolest projects.

Happy Summer!

Chris said...

What a thoughtful and personal gift. Great idea!

Jody said...

I love your bookmark! I need to make one for my bible instead of using a piece of junk mail! Also...loved the Longaberger pottery in the back. That's from where I live.

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