Friday, May 31, 2013

Tulips and eco-books

The sun is out, look how the tulips have opened up, lovely patterns of black and yellow inside.
 
Red ones and streaky red/yellow ones - these two pics are of established tulips . . . .

. . . now here come the new ones, lovely colours

. . . plus a crazy one . . .

. . . and multi-petalled ones . . .
 
. . . and a fringed one (never seen one of these before).

And the eco-books, so-called because they are made with a cereal packet card cover, and paper that I was going to chuck out (it's old, I don't want so much, I'll never use it all), and the stitched cover into which the book is inserted is made by free machining scraps of fabric onto a wadding-type backing, plus a lining.


When the book is full, with shopping lists, things to remember, things to do, inspiring thought for the day etc etc a fresh one can be made, with more cereal packet and chuckout paper, and inserted into the stitched cover!

If you fancy one of these and are going to the Festival of Quilts in August in Birmingham (see Twisted Thread website), go to the Tombola stand, run this year by the Contemporary Quilt group (special interest group within the Quilters' Guild)  and stocked with book covers and bookwraps, and try to win one.  Good luck!

5 comments:

Linda Bilsborrow said...

Love these books - i think I could spend quite a bit on the Tombola this year!

Gill said...

Hi Barbara
I'd love to sign up to follow you but I can't see a 'follow' button!

Lyn Warner said...

What unusual tulips! Thanks for sharing the photos.
I love the idea of collecting all the unused paper together in a special ecobook. Wish I could be at the Festival of quilts to win one.

Mandy said...

I love those tulips. The books are such a good idea too.

Barbara Cheeseman said...

that's nice of you, Gill. I can't figure out how to put buttons on the blog! It is all so fiddly. Barb