Friday, March 2, 2012

Smaller.

Curves Class is wrapping up, with next week our last.  The class has been so fun!  In fact, it went even more smoothly than I had imagined.  But, of course, I'm still feeling a bit of release as we near the end, a bit of, "I made it!".  One thing I'm looking forward to doing now is making "merit badge" gifts for campers.  Our arrangement is that any camper who finishes 1 project from each week of class by March 31st earns a handmade something from me.  There are only 20 campers, so I know I won't be overwhelmed by that commitment!  Happily, lots of them are going to make it.

Which is just the excuse I need to fiddle around with scraps!

making from scrap

Nope, I'm not one to keep the gifts hidden. I think I inherited the spoiler gene from my mom!  But, my other excuse for showing the gifts is that I think I'll let them choose on a first done, first serve basis.  That will increase their chances of getting a gift that they really like. And, them liking it is really the whole point.  (Plus, then I don't have to choose.  Win-win.)

 Oodalolly reformed

Maybe you recognize this first one?  I'm calling her Oodalolly Reformed.  She's the center of versions 1-3 of Oodalolly remade into a journal cover. 

a journal cover for a Camper

Plus, a big black dot thrown in on the inside flap.   Loud and colorful, anyone?

Curvy Log Cabin

Curvy Log Cabin has at heart a little log cabin block I made when testing some ideas.  It's a color palette I can't seem to get enough of.

a journal cover for a Camper

It's refreshing to make something smaller after doing so many quilts lately.  Not that I'm taking a break from quilts (hahahahaHA), but just that I haven't been doing enough small projects lately.  The instant gratification is yum.

the back

Those scissors were destined for the back of a quilter's journal cover.  Delightful.

More "smaller" in the works.  This time, even smaller yet...


27 comments:

  1. Wow! These are both very cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am so excited. You have no idea how much the "handmade something" has been motivating me!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love those! If only I had made it in time before curves camp filled up...oh well live and learn! I've loved your class btw, so fun. I hope you do some more classes in the future!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, sorry, Lyanna! I definitely hesitated mentioning the gifts here, but in the end I figured you'd all rather see them than not. Wish I could make them for everyone! I do have enough scraps... but not enough time =)

      Delete
  4. It's so great of you to make gifts for your campers! I'm glad the Camp has been such a success, Rachel!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Super FUN!!!!! Very sweet of you to make gifts :o)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Cute journal covers. I think I am going to have to make a Nook cover. I think I will give a look-see on the internet for a free pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would like to take this opportunity to say that you, Rachel, are a natural for this online class situation. I have taken a LOT of online classes, some from pros at Quilt University, and this one has been so near the top that it might even BE the top.

    Not only have I had fun and now have such pretty finished projects, but I don't think I'll ever meet a curve that I don't know how to handle. Thanks for all your work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're so very welcome, Sequana. Of course, I'm completey flattered.

      Delete
  8. Dude. STILL haven't started. :( I knew I would be completely behind but I didn't want to miss out on all the knowledge and wisdom you would give us in the class. I have until April to play with all the tutorials on the blog, right?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's right! It's up until end of April.

      Delete
  9. What beautiful journal covers!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lucky campers! The covers look fab, and yes, instant gratification is the way to go ;o)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love all the bold colors you combined, they look fantastic together.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Camp has been amazing (even if I have had to miss a couple of chats)! I really had an aha moment while working on this week's projects--this class has made me a better sewist, period. And we could not have had a better teacher! I was nervous about curves at first, but now I feel like I can tackle them all! And, can't wait for the handmade prize!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Those look so fun. I hope you think about doing another Curves Class. I would love to learn how to do that! Right now it intrigues me, but makes my brain hurt! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love these book covers they are so nice. So clever.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Rachel ~
    Congratulations for making it through! Sounds like it was lots of fun! Are you going to do the classes again? Say yes please!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow, great motivation - although I think picking favorites will be tough!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. these are awesome rachel! i love that oodalolly the best! it speaks to my soul!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the oodalolly as well! It is fantastic. Congatulations on your classes, I am sure everyone got heaps out of it! I will be in line for your next lot! (you will do it again?????Please!)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yay for instant gratification! These journal covers are so cute :-)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Very nice, Rachel! I especially love the tulip print on the inside cover of the second one.

    I also haven't had the chance to start any of the projects, though I have been reading your posts each day. You have a knack for teaching and I'm very happy I took your class. Good thing I still have time to make use of the blog posts and your guidance.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I was just looking at my two black and white journals last night and thinking I needed to make covers. And then here I come and get some inspiration! Thank you. Those will be nice gifts for your students.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am so sad I missed the Camp as well... that's what I get for not being on the ball!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails