Thursday, January 21, 2016

First Birthday Book for Alex

Although Alex does not yet talk, or have much of an attention span, I still decided to make him a small book [printed pages are 8.5" square before trims] for his First Birthday.  My hope is that before the year is out, he will be interested in learning about the animals. 

COVER page 

Because everyone likes their own name, I decided to make it all about the letter 'A'.  The research was very interesting.  I found some animals I have never heard of before.  I also found the 'Armadillo closing up'.  FASCINATING to me!  

His Grandmother Carla told me he really gets excited about bright colors.  I used every bright color I had for the leading edge, plus fringe plus the colorful soft binding which ends in a carrying handle.  I used a different color gross grain for the leading edge of each page.  One end is longer; alternating up and down similar to a tab.

Back cover, spine, Front cover

Page 2 and 3

Page 4 and 5

Page 6 and 7

Page 8 and 9

Page 10 and 11

Although there are some obnoxious construction problems, the quilt police will never see this FUN BOOK.  I do not think the construction errors will impede the enjoyment.


PS.  The background fabric is my next pair of PJ bottoms.  


LA Paylor said...

that is adorable and very artistic. LeeAnna

Patty said...

Very thoughtful and creative!very thoughtful and creative!

ann said...

Question answers:
1. I have an Epson Workforce 1100.
2. I use Epson Ink cartridges. Color is guaranteed for 200 years.
3. I used sheeting for the fabric. I want a fine grain to get a clear image. I do not treat the fabric with anything. I do wash ALL of my fabric. For printing, painting, or dying, I rinse twice.