Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Using my freebie

If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll remember a little while ago I was lucky enough to win a Jelly Roll from The Fat Quarter Shop from Sew Happy Geek's blog.  (You can read about it in this blog post)

I chose 'Farm Fresh October Afternoon' by Riley Blake.  Well, I finally got round to making something with some of the fabrics....

I started off by choosing some strips that I felt would make pretty patchwork and set to sewing them together.  The top 3 contain fabrics from the jelly roll, the bottom 2 are other fabrics and are for something else I'm working on which I'll show you later ;)

The next step was to add some quilting -

I then turned the pretty quilted patchwork into.....

Sweet little notebook covers. 

I also added a little piece of matching ribbon to be used as a page marker -

I am really pleased with how these turned out.  I got the inspiration from the notebook cover I made myself a few months ago.  I wanted to make something similar for selling at craft fairs, but on a slightly smaller scale - these notebooks are A6 size, but that's just perfect for a handbag notebook :)

This is the other one that I've finished -

I have already given this one away as a gift, but I'll certainly be making a few more.

Linking this post up to -

Sew Happy Geek


  1. ooooo sooo cute! what a sweet idea!! I really like the green of the one you gave as a gift :-)

  2. gorgeous covers, do you have a tutorial for these? xxx

  3. They're lovely! I really like the green one too - I have a thing for fabrics with fruits on them! :-)
    The ribbons are a cute little extra - I'm sure they'll sell really well at fairs!

  4. These are so pretty, Rachel. I am sure they will be well received. Nice work, as usual!


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