Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Folding Fabric Book

Here is a sneak peek of my first (nearly done) fabric book. Simple folding style, consists of 4 crazy quilt collage pieces mounted on heavy felting. The verses are a poem by e.e.cummings. (Not readabe in this photo - a bit when enlarged - click on picture.)

I tried to get an old-fashioned look to the front - like an antique book. I'm contemplating my next move. Perhaps a nice ribbon to tie it closed with...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy from Joy: Another beautiful work of art. You are just full of wonderful ideas. Always a pure pleasure to visit your blog...full of lovely pictures!

Lillian said...

Simply Stunning! Can you share how you finish the edges of your atc and cq/collage work? Do you put batting in your atc? Your work is absolutely beautiful- what great inspiration.

Naturegirl said...

Yes a ribbon tie would be nice. You are so talented! I love the butterfly and do I see fairies too! You will have to do something with lavender!

Cat said...

Thank you Joy, Lillian, and Naturegirl!
I have not been using batting in my cqc's, but I like to use felt as a base for the block, embroidering thru the felt, then mounting the block to a second piece of felt for a finished look and to leave a slight "framed" look around the edges. (I call the stitches around the edge "Frankenstien Stitches" because they are a simple large running stitch.)
Naturegirl- do you mean the color or the wonderful scented dried lavender that you do!? Crabapple makes awesome sachets with lavender!

Beth said...

Hi,,
I love your fabric book. I am in the process of making a page for a fabric book swap that I am in. Its been a little daunting at first,,but I am starting to like the page.
I love your Jack Russell,,I have a Rat Terrier who is very close to a JR. I saw the pic of your JR jumping into the pool,,My RT hates water,,lol. She is also OCD and a neurotic little thing,,but we love her.
I Love your flowers too,,espiecally the sweet pea chair,,how cool!

kansasrose said...

oh oh oh I am standing and saying 'me loves it Cat!!!!!!! Just beautiful!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Whatever you do on the cover it will be beautiful! I like how it is now!

Micki said...

I like your little book. It really is another wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing how you do these and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Rosa said...

It is beautiful!!! Love it!

nancy said...

Cat, this is beautiful. The pages flow together. What a wonderful first fabric book. Your art is filled with the serenity the world needs today.

One Crabapple said...

I am so impressed ! delighted ! and inspired !

I love your new Masterpiece !

I am dying to see it, hold it and inspect every detail !

katiejayinpa said...

Cat, this is great...i would love to know what stitch you used to attach the pages together with....

I have finally come up with a method of putting pages together in a book that would open more or less like a regular book, but i just love these accordian folded books.Will you put a title on the front cover???

ktj

Colette said...

This book is fantabulicious!!
You are also so good at detail!

Yummmmmm.

Anonymous said...

#%$^/#@$% - I missed this one also.
JOY