I love reading just as much as I love sewing! I’m combining my hobbies this entire year by making a bookmark a month (with a free pattern, of course!) and sharing my reading list! You can find my reading list at the end of the blog!
An easy way to make Flying Geese units make fast work of this bookmark! I used scraps from my Choose Your Own Adventure quilt to make a bright bookmark that points to the page I’m reading!
- 2 — 3-1/4″ squares of teal print fabric
- 8 — 1-7/8″ squares of white print fabric
- 1 — 3-1/2×10-1/2″ rectangle for backing
- 1 — 3-1/2×10-1/2″ rectangle of batting
- 1 — 1-1/2×25″ binding strip
Finished bookmark: 2.5×8.5″ rectangle
Assemble the Bookmark:
1. Draw a diagonal line on the back of each white print square.
2. Layer two marked white squares right sides together with one teal print square, aligning diagonal lines.
3. Sew 1/4″ on each side of the diagonal line.
4. Cut on the marked line to form two units.
5. Press the white triangles open.
6. Layer one marked white print square on each unit with the diagonal line down the center.
7. Sew 1/4″ on each side of the diagonal line.
8. Cut on the marked line and press white triangles open to form Flying Geese units. The Flying Geese units should be 1.5×2.5″.
9. Repeat Steps 2-8 with remaining squares to make four more Flying Geese units for a total of eight units.
10. Sew the eight Flying Geese units in a row. The row should be 2.5×8.5″.
11. Layer the backing rectangle right side down, the batting, and the pieced row right side up. Baste in place.
12. Quilt as desired. I used teal thread to quilt straight lines.
13. Trim the bookmark even with the pieced row.
14. Bind with binding strip. I used a 1.5″-wide binding strip and a scant 1/4″ seam when sewing the binding on to reduce bulk.
And here’s my reading list for August! (It was a slow reading month.)
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Thanks for joining me for “happy hour”,
What books are you reading now? I’m always on the lookout for more to add to my reading list!