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05 February 2014

I {Heart} Reading : Bookmark {Week 20/52}

With Valentine’s Day drawing near, how about another little scrappy project, suitable for Love Day… but in all honesty, it’s suitable for every other day of the year too.

 

I Heart Reading Bookmark

 

I gathered a few teeny triangles and with a foundation square of muslin and a decorative stitch on my machine, I made the base for my scrappy heart.

I drew a heart onto the back of the foundation fabric (just with a lead pencil) and cut it out on the line.

I then layered a backing of this neutral homespun fabric, a thin layer of pellon (fleece or very thin batting), another layer of the same neutral fabric and then scrappy heart.

A pin held the heart in place and I stitched around it a couple of times, just with the regular straight stitch on my machine.

 

I Heart Reading 2

 

I trimmed the bookmark to size and sewed around the 4 edges. The lovely crimped edge was a last minute decision with my pinking scissors.

It needed a little colour, so I used some lovely Perle 8 cotton in violet and quilted around the heart. I do love the effect of some hand-quilting.

 

I heart reading quilting

 

The eyelet (is that what the little gold dooby-thingy is called?) and some pink satin ribbon completed the bookmark, though if it’d given it a little thought, I could have just sewed the ribbon into the edge seam…. next time, that’s just what I’ll do.

 

I Heart Reading Book Mark

 

A scrappy project which is completed in under an hour… pretty good, if you ask me.

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Previous 52 Week Scrap Challenge Projects:


Scrappy Heart Pincushion {Week 1/52}

Flutter By Needle Case {Week 2/52}

Fabric Covered Jars {Week 3/52}

Stitch a Dresden Pillow {Week 4/52}

Plastic Bag Dispenser {Week 5/52}

Life is Better With Friends : Mini Quilt {Week 6/52}

Electrical Cord Wrap {Week 7/52}

Sunny Mug Rug {Week 8/52}

Scrappy Quilted Trivet {Week 9/52}

Quilted Fabric Box {Week 10/52}

Bloom : Wall Hanging {Week 11/52}

Double Tulip Pincushion {Week 12/52}

My Funny Valentine {Week 13/52}

Scrappy Needle Book {Week 14/52}

Rice Therapy Eye Pillow {Week 15/52}

Jolly Table Mat {Week 16/52}

Super Scrappy Strip Cushion {Week 17/52}

Turnstile Table Topper {Week 18/52}

I Heart You : Coaster {Week 19/52}

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