No, it's got nothing to do with THAT book - I needed to make a special gift for a friend's birthday, and was drawn to these masculine-looking batiks, as I had the perfect project in mind. I had previously used a great tutorial by "One Shabby Chick" and made a guitar strap as a Christmas gift, and decided to make another one for my friend's birthday.....
.....I sewed lots of straight-row quilting, 0.25" apart on this strap. The edge of the walking foot makes an excellent guide! I used a variegated King Tut quilting thread, shade 902, which blends beautifully with these grey batiks. I had already bought a plain nylon Ernie Ball guitar strap, so just removed the hard wear and attached it to the batik quilted strip. Finally it was adorned with one of my "Quiltystuff" labels.....
.....then the second part of the gift. Using left-over scraps of fabric is ideal for making this journal cover - I used this super free tutorial by Roslyn Mirrington, of Bloom. A selection of grey batik scraps was put to good use, along with an A5 journal from my local supermarket! This was quilted very simply, with lots of straight-row quilting 0.5" apart. I even managed to stitch one of my "Quiltystuff" labels inside the lining. The birthday boy can use this journal to jot down any musical thoughts and ramblings!! Better hurry now and get these wrapped up, ready for the birthday boy!
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