I am so excited to finally be finished and able to present "My Book of Inspiration" to you. I love quotes and that is the basis for this fabric book. The finished size of the book, including lace trims, is approximately 6 inches high by 4 inches across. I will start with the cover shown here.
Side angle. This ended up being about 2 inches thick.
The first page you turn to includes a crazy quilt block created by Lisa Boni. The facing green with the quote is actually the same shade of green as her stitching but you all know how light plays tricks with the camera.
Next is pink which I created.
Connie Kalina created the crazy quilt block in the following photo.
Next you will turn to the peach pages with the cq block created by Kristie Watson. I stole her little peach bird from her block to add to my quotation page.
The blue cq block which comes next was stitched by Darlene Doerscher.
Finally, below is the yellow-gold cq block I created.
Inside the back cover I have shared the credits.
The back of the book is all lace and texture.
I thought I would be able to stitch much of the book with my sewing machine but found I much favored having it hand stitched. I can't tell you how many hours I have put into this. Every bit of construction is done by hand and every section of lace is stitched in place by hand. Thankfully I am very pleased with the results and I actually do enjoy hand-stitching. It is my form of relaxation.
The cq blocks were sent out for a mini round robin. There were five of us, so four of the blocks were created by some very talented crazy quilters. I created the covers, the remaining two cq block pages, and the quotation pages as well as construction of the book.
Here are some close-ups of the quotes that inspire me.
I wanted to include credits to those who shared their talents with me. I love the blocks you each created and I really enjoyed working on your blocks.
Below is credit I try to give everyday. I am thankful when I wake up everyday with a roof over my head, a warm home, a loving husband and family and peace of mind. I try to take nothing for granted and feel each day is a gift I try to use wisely and each person in my life is there for a reason.
Hope you enjoyed my open book and that it inspires each of you as well.