Yesterday was the last day of school around here. I can't believe the school year is over! To thank Little Man's teachers we made bookmarks.
I used this tutorial as a guide. However, I didn't use fabric fleece on the interior. Instead I interfaced each side of the bookmarks with light-weight fusible interfacing and then added some sew-in medium weight interfacing to the middle (only one layer of it).
I made the first one by myself just to figure it out. Little Man helped me with the second one (the one with the owl, of course). He picked out the fabrics and helped me sew the bookmark together. He pushed the petal and I steered. He signed the back of each one (blurred in the photo) and we were done.
Another thing I did differently was to add the extra quilting to the front instead of just the top-stitching around the edges. I felt like the bookmarks needed some random, straight-line quilting to keep all the layers together.
He gave the first bookmark to his teacher's aide and the second to his teacher. They both seemed to like them. These gifts were quick and easy and I like that Little Man was involved in the project.
Now, on to summer!