Because of the 3 dimensional aspect of the pages, I'm using pretty much the same technique that I used with my Morris book. The Morris book was very thick because it had 16 heavily embellished pages and 2 covers. Because there were so many pages I grouped them into fours and added them to a spine. If you look at the arrow you can see the groupings... in bookmaking talk these groupings are called "signatures."
There has to be some spacing between these signatures for the book to lay flat when closed and also for it to open properly.. Again look at the arrow and you can see the inside of the spine. Since it would show I covered it with polka dot material.
It seems like a little step but if you don't do it at the very beginning, it can't be done.
I also bonded the Peltex to the velvet backing of each page and they are quite rigid. Then I basted each lady block to a velvet backing, basted around it and sewed it with the machine. The striped damask material has a tendency to unravel so I wanted to make sure it was secure before I went any further.
You can see stacked that it will be a thick book. Here it is obvious that there will have to be spaces between the pages.
Now the next step is to put a binding on each page. I would prefer a burgundy color that would match the velvet.... BUT what I have is about 50 yards of wide, black grosgrain ribbon that has been in my stash for years and years. So black grosgrain it's going to be. These are 9" blocks so it will take a fair amount of ribbon.
And reaching my limit of patience I called County Animal Control about the pigs. They do not do anything about farm animals and I had to call the County Sheriff. An officer came out and looked at the situation and gave my neighbor 2 days to pen up the pigs securely or he will get a ticket and a big fine. I know he will be furious and there will be fallout from this but for weeks we had failed at all attempts to negotiate with him. It makes me so sad to have to take this step..
I have posted many times about problems we have with him. It is really a hopeless situation. This is Google's aerial map photo of his farm so you can imagine how unpleasant it is to deal with him and why he could care less about what his pigs do to my garden. The arrow points to his deck. He just throws his garbage off his deck.
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