I like to sketch quilting ideas on graph paper.
Last year, I bought an ugly notebook from an office supply store. It was the kind of notebook that I'd take to a math class, maybe. It sat in a drawer and I took it out only when I needed graph paper, which wasn't too often. It wasn't something that I carried around (too ugly for that). Not that I was ashamed of it, but I wasn't really proud of it, either.
Earlier this week, I set about looking for a better notebook. Originally, I just wanted something that didn't look like I was in a high school math class. I found a couple I like, so I bought one. On our way out of the store, I found a three-pack of these moleskin notebooks. We returned the one I bought and got the three-pack instead.
I'd realized that I'd seen crafters who sewed fabric onto the covers. Genius. I raided my scrap pile, chose a few coordinating prints and appliqued them onto the front. This is what I've come up with so far. I may add more as inspiration hits. For now, it is good.
Above is a photo of my small scrap pile. It's scraps that are generally too small to use for quilting. They're the kind of scraps that I should probably throw away, but can't bear to part with just yet. I'm thinking that I'll end of making a ticker tape quilt with them. Maybe a wall hanging. Or maybe I'll be ambitious and make a lap quilt. Or maybe ticker tape squares like a quilt-as-you-go type of thing (like I need another quilt-as-you-go project). Who knows. For now, they sit. Until I raid the pile again.
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