Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Just for Fun...

... while waiting for the mailman, I got out some 6 X 6 scrap booking papers.

 I selected 4 colorful prints.

I cut the pieces to make a paper quilt block.

Today's block for "My Favorite Block Quilt Along" is a Scrappy Churn Dash Block.  I cut my pieces (minus the seam allowances), so that I would have a 6 inch block for the front of my quilt binder.

You may have noticed that I picked a 5th print as I needed another color for the scrappy look!

I printed the title for the top of the page

and the logo button for the bottom right part of the page.

Each time there is a new block, I print the instructions --- usually in a draft print (uses less ink).  Then I three hole punch and add them to the binder.

I also printed the photo of my fabrics in draft from my blog --- just for the memory when I look back at this binder years from now.

 The cover for my quilt binder is complete and it took only a few minutes to make it and keep it all organized. It actually took longer to write this post, but you know me --- I like to share.  My husband says, when I like something and I think it is really cool, I have to share it with everyone. He says I am like a walking commercial for everything I like!

If you are doing the My Favorite Block Quilt Along, please do not think you need a binder, just because I have one.  But it does keep me organized.  I need to have a place to put the instructions or I will loose them!

Just for fun!
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Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the idea - great for any project that you are following on the inter-net. I tend to write notes, make copies, stick stuff everywhere and then not know where it is - This is great!!!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your paper block - I collect pretty scrapbook papers but rarely use them so this would be perfect.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

great job on the cover!! Love it!
I have a binder too, and I added some plastic envelope pages (not sure what they are really called) but I use them to keep bits of pattern/templates or smaller items organized with the pattern pages.

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Unknown said...

Inspiring as usual Marcia. Can I still get in on this project??

Carla said...

I have binders for everything, but I never even thought of doing something like this. What fun! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great idea and beautifully made! I used to make binders for everything. I should make the same as you. x Teje