As you all know I LOVE making quiet books. There is just something about the little pieces and the different kinds you can make that is addicting. When I was little I had a farm quiet book and I LOVED it! I would put the felt animals on people's sweaters at church and on the bench in front of us. Maybe that's when this love for quiet books started.
I made this Colors Quiet book for my daughter last year. My very first one! Since then I have made two others and I think my sewing skills have improved quite a bit but I just thought it would be fun to share it with you.
Colors Quiet Book
For the cover I went through my scraps and tried to pick out each color I used in the book. I really love the different colors and patterns.
For the pages I just used white felt and then used heavy interfacing and sew the pages together.
I wanted to use items that my daughter liked at the time. I also hand stitched all the colors and then sewed them onto a piece of fabric that matched the color.
The fish bowl is my favorite page. Later I decided to add a back to the fish to help with durability. You can also take the fish in and out of the bowl.
It seems that every quiet book for purple they do grapes. I hand stitched the grapes on at first and learned later how bad an idea that was. I plan on making some new grapes with velcro.
For Brown all I could come up with was Chocolate Ice Cream with a cherry on top.
I had a hard time figuring out how to bind this book. I didn't know about grommets at the time so I just punched holes in the pages and used metal rings to hold the book together.
I then took some of my leftover scraps and tied them in knots on the rings. For this being my first ever quiet book I think it turned out great don't you? There are a few pages that I need to fix but that's how we learn right?