As I noted yesterday, I made the cover for this journal with a pieced Log Cabin quilt block made from hand dyed fabrics. On the inside I fused “pieces” of log cabin blocks dropped at random, juxtaposing order and chaos.
Each signature (grouping of pages) is bounded with scrapbooking paper that has on it a small Log Cabin block. It’s positioned in a different place on each of the four wrappers.
The last page of each signature has a place for stashing three unadorned mailing tags. I thought these could be used for shopping lists for the projects I plan to use this journal to help me organize.
I found these cute beads to put on the ends of the signature ties.
I like the way the colors all lined up perfectly on the spine.
I think the next time I make this journal I’m going to use something thicker and stiffer than pelmet vilene, maybe Timtex. This one is just a little too floppy. I might also include some kind of wrap around closure.
I also like Sue’s alternate idea of putting in grommets to hold the signatures at the spine. I think that might help, but that technique limits you to only two signatures.
I’m sad to see this class ending, but I know I’ll make more journals. I already have lots of ideas, and Sue’s providing us an alumni group so we can continue to share our ideas and projects. Yay!
‘Looking forward to the May Take It Further Challenge instructions coming tomorrow.