Envelope Project

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Fun

What a productive day . . . in the pool swimming laps by 6 a.m.  Finished 32 laps, went home, rode 10 miles on the bike.  Finally I was ready for my "fun" time.  I'm having a problem getting the pictures published correctly, but my inspiration for this envelope was the book shown below "Good Mail Day" by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler.  I took their idea about envelopes and transformed some fabric scraps into a very nice one.  It could also double as a clutch, but I may actually try sending this one in the mail.

Here is the fabric piece quilted and then shaped into an envelope with the side satin stitched.

The finished project.  I'm thinking about adding a button on the flap and another one on the envelop body with some yarn tied around it to keep it closed.

The free motion quilting.  This was sewn from the backside as I was better able to draw the pattern with less distraction from this side.  The quilting is through all 3 layers and then satin stitched around the edges.

As soon as tax season is over I must get busy with my sketchbook project.  Here is an unfinished drawing I did in my journal sketchbook.  So far it is just pencil, but I will be adding color and words.

This is my latest project I started this evening.  I am making a postcard (I know, it's rather large right now so we'll see how it ends up).  The middle space will be painted and then rubber stamped or drawn on.  I'm just winging it as I go along.

This was my reading for the day which got me inspired to do my scrap weaved envelope.  All in all it was a very busy and successful day!


the running chicken quilting said...

Love the weaving!

Char said...

Sorry you didn't have an email for me to reply to, but yes I did make the clothes also.
Nice blog.

Lynda said...

Good way to use strips. Very inventive. I love the weaving.