I've been "collecting" some gorgeous variegated Valdani perle threads from Cross Patch, in Wales, and for my latest project, I decided to use one of the brighter coloured ones. This is shade M32 from the Cross Patch Summer Garden collection. The pattern is "Friendship Notebook" by the Australian designer Gail Pan, bought online from Coast and Country Crafts and Quilts in Cornwall. The pattern uses very simple enbroidery stitches, along with buttons - I chose a couple of vintage buttons in different shades of pinks...
...and here is the completed journal cover. Although I've used the stitchery design from Gail's pattern, this has been costructed a bit differently as I have a favourite method that is tried and trusted! I've used some pretty fabrics that were left over from a previous project, and machine quilted it very simply using a pale grey thread and a pale pink thread, both by King Tut. These journal covers are eadily removable, and I've put a chunky A5 size notebook inside. This is ready to be gifted as part of a pay-it-forward challenge that I'm taking part in.
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