Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Project Improv

I am having so much fun with project improv. Over the weekend I made a journal cover. I started by cutting strips. and sewing them together in strips of two. Then I set the strips on top of each other so that opposite strips were on top of each other.
Then I took my ruler and rotary cutter and cut these stacked strips at a diagonal.
I separated them and put the top side of one with the bottom side of the other.

Then sewed them together
I repeated this process until I had a piece big enough to cover the journal.
I sew three brown strips to the bottom, added red flowers and embroidered stems. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.







21 comments:

  1. Oh Gosh I love it too. It is wonderful. I love the motion it created. What a good idea.

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  2. That is the cutest idea. I love the colors together.

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  3. What a great project. Bet it was really fun to do and exciting to see how it turned out.

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  4. I must admit, improv intimidates me. You make it look doable. Your journal cover is absolutely adorable!

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  5. I love it... the flowers is just perfect... well done!! :o)

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  6. Hi Em, just popping in to say "hi" and see what you are up to. I love the improv project. A great idea and it turned out so nicely *VBS* I hope to see lots more of these projects. Hugs, Finn

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  7. It is wonderful! The flowers make it, too!:)

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  8. It looks great! A wonderful idea! Cute flowers too!

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  9. what a Great Cover..Love the colours & those flowers just add to it...well done...
    cheers

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  10. The journal cover turned out fantastic and very improv! I love it!

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  11. super cute Em! But can you let me know the rest of the instructions...my son has been begging me for a journal...he writes all the time. I might not add the flowers because he might not agree with that.

    Love,

    Your No. 1 fan

    Marlene

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  12. What a great idea. I love the effect you created. It reminds me grasses in the wind with flowers poking out.
    Love it!

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  13. love your cover! i need to get out of my box a little more :)

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  14. Wow I really like that! What a great idea!
    Cheers!

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  15. It's great! I love pieced backgrounds, this one is wonderful!

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  16. Em, REALLY!

    This is about the coolest, cutest thing on the planet ever. And I know I say that a lot but this is seriously exceptionally the cutest. Wow! I mean, REALLY!

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  17. Love it!!! What a great idea!
    Kris

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  18. thanks so much for showing how you did this. it creates such a great effect! i'm definitely filing this in my great techniques book.

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  19. HEY,,,this is great!!!...'improv' is fun...gets you out of your 'comfort zone'....nice project and 'mini' tutorial!

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