Friday, June 6, 2014

Jan's Quiet Book

When I made my first quiet book, I bound it like my mom had bound the quiet book I had as a kid - I sewed button holes in the sides of the pages and connected them using binder rings. This option is easy and functional, but I kind of wish I had known at the time about quiet book covers! Since the time I made my own book, I have seen so many cute quiet book covers and wish I had made one for my kids' quiet book.

Today's quiet book has an adorable cover, made by Jan of "Jan's Art Friendzy" for her granddaughter. She made the quiet book cover just like she makes her quilts, and it gives the quiet book a really cute, really sturdy look! I love the handles she added and the velcro clasp. You should really check out the cover she made on this earlier quiet book, too - I love it. It's very quilt-style, and just adorable.

The pages in Jan's book are fantastic, too. Everything looks very clean, sturdy, and well-made. I like the details she added, like choosing fun patterned fabric for plants, pockets, and other things. Anyway, I'll quit rambling so that you can enjoy Jan's awesome book!


Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
I made the book for my granddaughter's 2 year birthday which was at the end of April.

How long did it take you?
I made the book over a couple weeks of sewing an hour here and there in the evening. Most of the time spent on the book was in the planning stages.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
I decided to bind the book just as I bind my quilts. I really like the finished look it gives the book. I wanted Chloe to be able to carry it with her so added handles.

What material are the pages made out of? 
The pages are made from a very firm pellon (can't remember the number) but it is called ultra firm.

What other materials did you use? 
I also used lots of felt and some fabric and buttons.

How much did all the supplies cost you?
I'm not sure of the cost of the book since I used supplies I had on hand. I made a Quiet Book for another granddaughter several years ago and had felt left over so used that.

What's your favorite page? Why?
I think my favorite page in the mailbox. I wrote a birthday post card to Chloe and put it in the mailbox.

To view Jan's quiet book on her own blog, click here: Jan's Art Friendzy: My Granddaughter's Quiet Book. To check out her other quiet book, click here: Jan's Art Friendzy: Quiet Book.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful quiet book with us, Jan!

Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!

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