Monday, February 18, 2013

The Big Reveal

Here are my fabric book pages, I just looked at a post on Indulge Your Shelf about her current fabric book, and I think her's is better. I didn't know what size to make my pages, so I just took a book I had and traced it onto some quilt batting. I used quilt batting as a backing on all pieces, and tried to incorporate some kind of trim on the bottom of all pages. There are a few pages that don't have any trim, everything I lay on them just doesn't look right.
 This fabric, I believe someone donated with some books to the library, the trim I got in a swap.
 The background is a knit fabric, the circles are sparkly. The doily was bigger, but it didn't fit, so I trimmed it. I have no idea where I got the trim.
 The background is from when I worked at an art store called, The Prairie Fiber Company, the owner sold hand dyed fabric packs. The strip, I think I got from my mom. The teapot/creamer are off of a dish towel. I got the trim at a garage sale.
 The green background is from a vintage scarf, I made some pennants awhile ago with the rest of it. The purple is a knit fabric. I bought the middle piece and trim at a garage sale.
 The background is part of a dresser scarf I got in a swap, you can't see it, but there are little holes in the shape of flowers. The blue is a scrap I had. The leaf is from a dresser scarf I got in Okoboji a few years ago. The trim I bought at Hobby Lobby.
 I bought all the background pieces at a sale, the bottom purple is velvet with flowers on it. The doily was part of a bigger piece. I think I got the trim at a sale.
 The background is a thicker piece, maybe upholstery? The doily I got at a sale, and the alien I bought at Hobby Lobby. I really wanted to use my alien, and he looked cute here. As you can see I haven't found the right piece of trim yet. On this one, I originally had a yellow piece in the middle.
 The brown background is from the hand dyed pack I bought with the other piece above. The rust and olive colored piece are very sheen in color. The light green piece is a tiny scrap. The trim is from the same piece as the leaf above. I think I still need something else on this page.
 The background here was a large scrap I had. The doily was bought at a church sale, the little rectangle was on the back of it, it reads: "Doilie from box of Linens - Ives - Late 1800's To 1910 Probably older" I thought it was a little pricey, but I couldn't walk away from it. I don't know where I got the trim.
 You can't see the sheen on the background piece, but it has a silvery thread woven into it. The circle was a scrap I had. The 'trim' is actually from a piece of lace.
 Also can't see the color in the turquoise pieces, they have black woven into them. The green I used here on a stocking, and here on a piece a couple Christmases ago. The heart piece, my mother created on her sewing machine. The brown is another shiny knit. Trim is from a sale.
I orginally had the white on the batting itself, but it looked so plain. The pink is very shiny and maybe a little more bright than the picture makes it look. I'm also sewing around the flowers for a little dimension. I haven't found the right trim for this one either.

What do you think?


The Junque Seeker said...

Very nice! These are going to make an amazing book. I made one over a year ago and haven't done another since, but you and Laurie are inspiring me to get back at it.

Laurie said...

Awesome, Wendy! Terri, who just commented above, was my inspiration for my first fabric book -- so isn't it funny how it's gone full circle? I love that! I can also totally relate to how you can remember where almost all of the fabrics come from...I usually can, too, which just goes to show how much we love our fabric stash!