I don’t know if anyone has actually ever used the color book tutorial that I wrote about 18 months ago. I however, was really grateful that I’d done it because I used it myself when sewing this for Mark! I know how to do the basic process, of course, but the picky “which page to sew to which page” stuff I would have had to reinvent. So, instead, I just followed my own instructions.
I trimmed the pages for this book to 8.5 inches (rather than the 8 in the tutorial) because I wanted to use a block or two from Patchwork City for the covers. This made the book feel quite a bit bigger than Ellie’s book (which finished at about 7×7″), which I’m not sure I entirely like. I think I like the smaller size better. Nonetheless, I’m happy with how it turned out and Mark is walking around saying, “Mine. My color book,” so I guess he’s happy too! 🙂
At my mom’s request, here are each of the individual pages of the book (in order), so she (and you) can see all the fun fabrics I used.
That hot pink flower in the middle is fireweed, for all you non-Alaskan readers! 🙂
Then you use the lines on your ruler to cut two strips from each set at a 45-degree angle; pin them, matching the lines; sew the strips together; and ta da! A really cool quilt block!
Mark, with his book!