Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Today I thought more about the idea of making quilt "books". I thought of all the ways you could make a book from small quilts (about A3 size would be good.) You could use pieces of wood and wing nuts to secure several mini quilts along one edge. You could make a scroll, or a concentina book with ties. You could make a chart of quilts or a portfolio containing little quilts.
I decided to make my unfinished Egypt quilt into a concentina quilt book. It will be stiffened in the back with card, and ties will hold it together. This is great, because I had originally intended to make a large quilt as you go, but now I think a more personal, smaller thing to hold in your hands and look closely at is what I want to do. So out came the UFO box.
I also have another idea to make all my UFO blocks into little quilts with bits added and making them into a book like a carpet or curtain sample book. I could add all sorts of stuff to them. That's a later project.
Now I will add some photos of the bits I've done so far. You'll see later how they progress.