Sunday, May 17, 2015

Improv Notebook Cover

The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is doing a notebook cover swap with our cousins across the Georgia Strait, Modern Quilt Guild Victoria. So fun!

Amy wrote a great tutorial, so my cover worked out absolutely perfectly. If you're looking to make a notebook cover, you'll definitely want to check out her instructions. Here's what I made for my partner, who - lucky for me - likes improv piecing:

Notebook front

I began with the grey triangle and wasn't too sure I liked it but then I added those aqua strips and all was right with the world. I continued on with adding some strips and then quilted it with a combination of concentric squares/triangles and straight lines.

Notebook full front

The back is a little plainer than the front:

Notebook cover back

The red ribbon is a bookmark and the red strip you see in the photos is (bra) elastic with a cute scalloped edge that works to hold the whole thing together.

Here's what the front and back inside flaps look like - more red accents. The whole thing is lined with that red.

Notebook inside
Notebook for swap inside back

I hope my partner likes it!

And bonus - because this is made entirely from scraps, I get to link up this project to Scraptastic Tuesday with Leanne she can quilt and Nicky Mrs. Sew and Sow. Yay!


  1. I love this notebook cover, it would be a great gift too. I need to use more of my solid scraps, small projects like this are a great idea for using them up.

  2. Oh I like your version a lot! Beautiful improv!

  3. Yes this is stunning, that pop of red is brilliant - that's one lucky partner!

  4. Sound like Leanne is going into production ! It is a beautiful notebook and love the bra elastic ! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  5. Woohoo! They were all so awesome on Monday night. Love all the colours in yours and you can never go wrong with a red accent.

  6. Love your notebook cover. The quilting si perfect! And what a great idea to put a label on the inside.


I *love* comments, and I try to respond to every one by email (but I can't if you're a no-reply blogger!). So go on, don't be shy - leave one to let me know you've stopped by!