This one is for Miss Jill, our sons' amazing baby sitter. She's been a part of our family since Jonah (my oldest) has been 4 months old. She was an undergraduate then, and now after getting her MEd in Early Childhood, she's has gone back to grad school for social work! Almost done! I wanted to use fabrics that evoke playfulness, and the kids throwing paper airplanes did the trick. I used Wonder Under to secure the heart and the 'J', and then stitched in place all around.
|Can you tell how much Nate loves her? The boys argue about who gets to marry her when they get to be grownups.|
Talula is the art teacher where I work and she is also a working artist - check out her etsy shop! I wanted to do something fun and funky for her! I strip-pieced a few fun fabrics to a much larger size than the journal requires s) and then sliced at gentle angles, resewed and trimmed it down to the right size for the journal (final cut is at 29.5 x 12 inches). Next time, I'll do two sets of strip pieces and stack and shuffle, so I get the same effect without as much fabric waste. But I can always play with scraps, right?
Jonah's first grade teacher is pretty stylish, so I wanted to do something fun, but not too loud, so she can use it anywhere. Plus, I don't know her very well, so I wanted to play it safe with the fabric choices.
This one is for Mom, also a teacher, who loves lists and can always use a notebook, and loves country chic style!
Freshly Pieced for hosting these WIP Wednesdays! This work is only beginning its progress...so it needs a kick in the pants!