I've had this pattern for simply ages, tucked away in a box simply overflowing with patterns by Australian designers. It's "Sewing Angel Toolstore" by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. Although I absolutely loved the applique design, I really didn't want to make the actual project, so decided to use it to make a quilted journal cover instead...
...this has been hand embroidered using DMC embroidery threads, and appliqued using the Apliquick method, with Apliquick tools, applique paper and a glue stick. Some teeny tiny buttons have also been stitched in place on both the front and the back of the journal cover...
...this cute little 4 patch block is only 1" square. It was machine pieced together, then appliqued into place using 80wt Aurifil thread and a Clover Black Gold applique needle. The pin heads are made with colonial knots (I find them much neater than French knots)...
...the back is also appliqued and hand embroidered. (The journal cover was made using some leftover strips of fabric from another recent make, Home Sweet Home). I used some thin felted polyester wadding, and quilted it very simply in straight rows, both stitch in the ditch and using the edge of the walking foot as a guide. I've slipped a small A5 sized notebook inside - it will be perfect for keeping my sewing notes in!
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