This is my favourite stitchery design for friendship gifts - the pattern is the Friendship Notebook by the Austrakian designer Gail Pan, and the patter was bought ages ago from Cpast and Country Crafts. I've used a variegated Valdani perle thread for the hand embroidery, shade M32 which works perfectly with these fabrics that I used from the Katie Jane collection, by Makower. The fabrics and gorgeous thread were bought from Cross Patch last year. I've used an A5 notebook to slip inside the cover, that can be removed when it's full up...
...and here's the finished journal cover, complete with notebook inside. I've machine quilted this very simply with a silver grey King Tut machine quilting thread that blends into the colours of the fabrics. This is proving to be my favourite colour quilting thread - I need to stock up from Sew and So's as they have a super collection of King Tut threads! This was posted off at the weekend to a very special friend - I really hope she likes it!
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