Baby Color Book Made From Scraps

I know how much my kids like cloth books and I thought if I quilted the pages there would be a textural sensory element to the gift as well.

Improv Style

My basic idea was to do an improv block of the same size 6″ x 6″ for each color, add some batting, quilt the pages, add a cover and bind it all together.

I started by deciding which colors I was going to put in my book and then sorting my scraps into piles of those colors.

Sorting My Scraps

Making the Pages

I decided to make each color page out of a 6″ x 6″ square. Mostly because I have a square ruler that size so it made it easy to square them off.

You just keep sewing until your piece gets so large that when you put your ruler or template on top there is fabric sticking out from every side.

To assemble the book the idea was to sew pages right sides together and flip over, see below for the binding bit first though!

Quilting the Pages

My quilting designs

Some of my quilting efforts were more successful than others. I think the best ones were the random zig-zag/mountain range kind of one that I did on the white page.

The leaves on the green page, the basic criss-cross lines on the purple, and the sunburst/starburst thing on the yellow.

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