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.
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.