3.22.2012

a quilted Bible bookcover

Don't you feel great when something works out like you 'think' it will....
...and that's how I felt today when I completed a quilted bookcover for my mother-in-law's Bible.
My mother-in-law, who wants everyone to call her 'Granny', is a special person to me and I love her very much.  Let me introduce her more properly with a collage of some of my favorite times....
....the largest is a most happy mother with her two 'boys'....then moving from the top left....Granny and Melissa making 'Oreo Turkeys'....Granny and her beloved dog, Suzi....Granny and Tom (my husband/her youngest son)....Granny supporting Melissa's Homeschool High School Graduation.... Granny's 78th birthday (cheering section to the fore right)....

Remember her Florida Room Transformation?   It was an 'oh'wow' moment to see her room after replacing those old green blinds with custom burlap panels...
....a tatted cross....
....and now a new quilted bookcover for her Bible....
 ....she loves the color 'lavender'....
 ....so I thought of her immediately when I saw this lovely white fabric with embroidered lavender dots....
 ....the front...
 ....the inside...showing the lining as well as the side pockets I made by folding my fabric....much cleaner and neater than serging the edges then 'hemming'....
 ....kept the trims simple for the front decorations....
....a little lace overlapped with the embroidered scalloped edge cut off the fabric, topped with a piece of fabric doubled and sewn on with a simple decorative stitch....then stitched in-the-ditch to attach everything to the front fabric and batting....
 ....it fits well on one of my Bible's that's the same size as Granny's....
 .....my notes....
...probably looks more like 'chicken scratching' to anyone but me :) ....
 Remember an earlier simple quilted bookcover made for a young friend...
....I used my notes from that project and applied them to this project....and it worked like a charm and fit perfectly!
 ...and now I'll give it to Granny when I see her soon.  I hope she will like it.

For those who may be interested in making their own custom quilted bookcover, I plan to write a more detailed tutorial and post it here on Piecework Treasures soon.
~Lisa
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2 comments:

  1. What an absolutely lovely cover you made for Granny's Bible! Delicate, feminine, a joy for her to see everyday and, I'm sure, think of you.

    You're fortunate to have a wonderful MIL . . . it doesn't happen all the time! ;o)

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  2. Hi Mama Pea ~ 'delicate, feminine, joyful' oh, I'm glad you thought so as that was what I was striving for. I think I spent more time on the front embellishment than the entire bookcover! ...and yes, I know I am most lucky....blessed! Thank you.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a note.~Lisa

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