Today's the day! It's my turn to show you my project with words on it.
I love words and can't get enough of them. Written words, that is. After being home all day with four kids the constant stream of spoken words can sometimes start to get overwhelming. (You know all of those jokes about how many questions a preschooler can ask in one day? That's nothing compared to a teenage girl finding exciting things to show you on Pinterest!)
But back to the -written- words! Reading and writing is what I do. It's what I've always done. I met my husband in the used bookstore I worked at as a teenager, the same one that my mom started shopping at while she was pregnant with me. Everyone thought I was the worst bookworm ever until my kids came along and proved they could outread me....
It's no wonder that quilts with words on them make my heart go pitty pat. Someday, I'm going to make one of my very own!
Ever since I finished my book sleeve, Teenage Daughter has been after it for her Kindle Fire. I would've probably given it to her, but I really wanted it for myself and the rest of that blue fabric is for my Nancy Drew blog hop project and she doesn't even like Nancy Drew (which doesn't explain the fabric she chose for the background, does it?) If I was going to make another one, I should make one that suited her.
One like this --
It was originally going to read "It was a dark and stormy night and Alexandria was reading long past her bedtime," but there's only so much you can type on a 2 1/4" wide strip of fabric. And I'm not going to admit how many tries that it took to get the short version the way I wanted it!
I cut the typewriter with a Sizzix die and appliqued it onto the background fabric. If you want all of the details so you can make your own Kindle sleeve, the tutorial is in the post immediately before this one.
Don't forget to visit today's other blog hop participants!
Kathy's Quilts, Sunshine Quilting, Sew Incredibly Crazy, Quilt Doodle Doodles, Doodling in My Mind, I like to QuiltBlog, Grammie Q's, Dancing Moon, The Fuzzy Hat Quilter.