Monday, September 21, 2015

Quilted Composition Book Covers

More obsession on small projects prevailed this summer. After the Double Pocket Pouch, it was the turn of the Quilted Composition Book Cover. I used the tutorial by Ellison Lane for this. 

It all started when I made the first composition book cover for a swap during the PNWMQG meet up which was organized by the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild in August 2015.

I had a bunch of EPP hexies laying around that I repurposed to make the composition book cover. Love how it turned out.

Then during the meet up I started on some Kantha hand quilting after being inspired by a recent trip to Peru. What started as improv quilting was eventually turned into a cover for my quilting journal.

I used left over embroidery floss and Perle cotton thread from past projects given to me by my mom. I absolutely love the texture the hand quilting creates.

Followed this up with two more Seattle Sounders book covers as back to school gifts for some kiddos.

I modified the design slightly to add pouches on the inside for stationery.

The pocket stays in place secured by a small velcro tab.

This is a quick easy project and makes a great gift.

Linking up to: Finish it up Friday


  1. I love seeing your finished Kantha quilting project - beautiful work!

  2. I love your covers, Rachel. I also visited your Finished Quilts page - wow! I love the Joel Dewberry Heirloom, and the Indian fabric hand quilted one, and Cloud Song, and Improv, and, and, and! I love them all! :-)

  3. Gorgeous, I loved watching the Kantha cover develop and seeing the hexie cover in the flesh in Seattle too - Chris :D


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