Thursday, May 24, 2007
Sophie's 100 Good Wishes Scrapbook
I finished one half of Sophie's wish scrapbook. I wasn't intending to split it into two books, but fifty pages barley fits into one 12X12 scrapbook, so I had no choice. When I first decided to make a Hundred Good Wishes Quilt, I knew the scrapbook was going to be the easiest part for me, as I did not sew at the time and my intention was to have someone else put the quilt together. I was, however, a scrapbooker, so I was looking forward to this part. I had it in my head that I was going to keep the design very simple, so the beauty of each fabric could be the highlight of each page. I think I did manage to do that, but simple it is not. I started off by photocopying each and every piece of fabric. I know there is a small piece of fabric on each wish, but I wanted to really be able to see the wonderful fabrics that were sent. Then I cut two rectangles of Asian themed scrapbook paper that I bought in a stack of like twenty five sheets. I placed the fabric on the page diagonally, like a diamond shape and glued the rectangles in the corners as an accent. I was going to stop there, but I decided the white background was too stark, so I hand stamped some mini Chinese character stamps that I had found at Barnes and Noble. I tried to coordinate the colors of the rectangles and the ink color with the fabric. On the title page I cut out photocopied squares of the fabrics into squares and hearts, and pieced together a quilt of some of the fabrics that are in the book. I "stitched" around the squares and hearts with a black scrapbook marker. I think it turned out nicely. Only fifty more pages to go!