Any ways, since I started blogging, I have become aware of this whole new world of quilters from around the world. I have been reading this one blog from Sweden, kviltstina. This lady is quite talented and an inspiration. On her blog is a free download for Valentine blocks. She gave no instructions with them but wants to see what comes of them. So that was what I did for my break.
I decided to use her design and also the words from another block download. I combined the heart from Kviltstina and the word LOVE from gailpandesigns to make a journal cover.
Let me back up a bit...my daughter, Kirsten, makes journals for an organization called Bound 4 Freedom. I wanted to make a journal cover to help out and I tried sewing on paper. Never did that before but it was fun to design and create something for a good cause. I have made several different ones. I just make the cover and she puts them together and binds them into journals. I actually have not seen any of mine finished (my daughter lives in Indiana while attending college) but she has been excited about them.
So here is a picture of the finished cover. Sorry the picture is so bad but I ran out of daylight and my flash caused a glare. The paper is a marble green and the stitching is in rose, pink and dark green. Pretty isn't it? I will bring it to my daughter this weekend when we visit! Maybe I'll do this block (and the others) again using material. I never actually did any hand stitching in my quilts...something to think about. So the next colorwave for the mariner's compass is... yellows!