12/16/2012

Look...A BOOK!!!!!! and it truly is......


Here it is .... my official 2012 Crazy Quilt Journal about my dog Morris.... Except for a bead or a charm here and there it is done and I am so pleased with it... I wish I could show it in person to each and every one of you...

Except for one tiny thing I wouldn't make any changes on future books....  Remember when I said the cover needed to be larger and I would remember next time..... WELL it only needs to be larger on THREE sides... a pretty critical point but I managed to recover...






It lays nice and flat like I wanted it to. And I had this lovely little rainbow leash to use as a bookmark....
Here is how it looks standing on end... 16 CQJP blocks in all and a year of work.











and finally all the pages open fully and flat..  In the next post I will show  assembling of the pages, sewing to the binding and attaching the covers.

Freda wrote that it would be wonderful for someone in the family to inherit some day....NO WAY!  I'm taking it with me when I go...  I want to be buried in my red shoes with my chatelaine, Gingher scissors, Fritz's ashes and my tambourine...and now my Morris book...

Here are all the pages except the pocket page....



23 comments:

susiew said...

Gerry ..... it is just beautiful. What a treasure you have made ... truly "casket worthy"!! hehehe
SusieW

Cathy K said...

Oh my! It is FABULOUS!! I can't wait to see it in person sometime!! What a treasure! Hugs, Cat

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

What a lovely book you've made!! It must be a treasure. I am very glad your eyes have recovered!! Hideko

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have always heard, "You can't take it with you". But, if anyone can it will be you! Just don't think about doing all that anytime soon. LOL The book is great and what a treasure a keepsake of a full year's work.
Congratulations on a job well done.
Deb

Marilyn said...

Your Morris book looks great. I can see why you want to take it with you :). I have really enjoyed watching the progress on the book. I'm looking forward to following what you do next year.

gocrazywithme said...

I don't think there will be room for you in that casket, so you should just plan on sticking around forever, okay?

Maureen said...

Amazing!

gocrazywithme said...

The book is fabulous! I'm looking forward to seeing how you assembled it.

Marjolein said...

Congratulations!
You did a wonderful job.

Suztats said...

What a wonderful creation! Hope you're not taking it with you anytime soon! I'm interested in seeing just how it's assembled. I'm inspired.

Shari said...

I can't wait to see it in person at the next retreat1 Be sure to bring it with you. What a great finish for some darling blocks....Shari

Wilma said...

Your book of Morris turned out wonderful Gerry!

apronstringsandothertiesthatbind said...

Fabulous!

Quayceetatter said...

Congratulations finishing Morris's Book!! I like the way it lays flat, inspiring.

Rose Anne B said...

OMGG Gerry that is so AWESOME!!! I would like to make a fabric book with my latest RR happening now and so your tutorial or instructions would truly be most appreciated. Thank you for sharing your pride and joy with us all!!!

NickiLee said...

Fabulous finish to a year of CQing! I love your little book and am inspired to create one with my many RR pieces I've collected over the years.

grbev said...

Now Teddy wants a book. Not only did you make him fat from all the cook's treats during the September Retreat, but now he wants me to spend a whole year making him a book! Dogs have no idea the effort and time it takes to keep these little fur babies comfy and happy! Gerry, my button arrived of Teddy, and it is fab. My daughter suggested I put it on a chain and wear it. Thank you so much. PS Perhaps you should stay off of ladders, or at least remember the 3 points of contact rule when climbing. Love ya, Bev in Utah

Shirlee Fassell said...

Wow you really created a treasure for the ages!!!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Wow! That is really something... I can't wait to see how you put it together.

Thearica said...

This is simply gorgeous! I will be participating in 2013 and now I think I know what I will do. My hubby had a Saint Bernard that lived almost 13 years. This would be a fabulous way to create a special gift for him.

I wonder if I could find photos of each year of her life...hmm

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on completing your Morris book - it looks fantastic Gerry!

Chris Flynn said...

Absolutely beautiful! I would love to win this book. This is a give away, right? hahaha, and lol!! What a wonderful gift to give yourself!
and thank you for sharing your talents with us!
hugs, Chris in chilly California Redwoods.

Colleen Anderson said...

Gerry! Your book of Morris turned out GREAT! I was thrilled to see it in progress at the retreat in Utah...and the lovely lady I had such a lovely visit with!

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