Friday, August 06, 2010

More birthdays, more padfolios


Here is my lovely poppy fabric from the previous post incorporated into padfolios. One got the velcro closure treatment, while the other one uses a tie attached in a way I haven't tried before. It is of the same fabric as the pockets.



Each poppy design called for its own lining, pocket and thread color.


Stitching was nothing too exciting - a variegated thread that blended in pretty much and followed the swirls in the fabric. If I'd planned ahead on the tie, it could have been stitched to the padfolio at the same time as the pockets. I wasn't sure how I was going to use that scrap of fabric until the padfolio was finished so it is stitched in place with a straight stitch close to the satin stitching.


This solid orange spot was perfect for personalizing with a Micron Pigma pen.


I really like this tie closure that is attached at the side instead of the flap.


And the backs are beautiful too.

7 comments:

Felicity said...

I love these, they are so beautiful! You really should sell them, they'd go like hot cakes!

June said...

These are super! You are looser in this medium than in your wall work.

And I owe you a letter. Someday soon....

And I owe you a painting, which I think I've finished, although I'm having real doubts.....

So I'll look at your fine padfolios, instead. In fact, I think the backsides would make great wall hangings.

Diane Elizabeth said...

OK, now I know what a padfolio is -- beautiful -- they would most certainly sell on Etsy.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Yes, these in particular struck me as very marketable and I may give it a go. Something about using my own custom designed fabric, I think.

June, still mulling the ramifications of your observation of my working looser here. I don't think you are taking into account how not loose I worked while manipulating that photo and arranging it on the proper size template! There's also something to be said about it not being viewed all at once - I definitely find myself thinking in segments and not of the whole piece. And the quilting becomes less critical somehow than it feels in a wall piece. Mull mull... I need to transfer some of that thinking, don't I?

bj parady said...

these just keep getting better and better. Love that you're using your own printed fabric.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Thanks, bj. I'd have to agree, and to be honest, I didn't expect how much more gratifying it would be designing and printing my own fabric. Exciting stuff.

Cathie said...

Hey there beauty - can you e-mail me with the name and version of the photo manipulation software you are using. I've been wanting to get one and your results are so great!