Inspired to Sew by Bari J. Ackerman was my motivation for the letter G. Her book has instructions for 15 projects including purses, wall hangings and clothes, each project having the common denominator of flowers and gardens. That’s what this book is really about. Her fabrics are gorgeous, and you will love all the colors. There are templates and patterns for those who need them, but mostly the book is filled with wonderful photography.
I tried to use the macro button on my camera to show the detail. I have no doubt that once the alphabet textile book is finished many of the small pieces will be lost in the shear volume of the project. But the act of hiding some of the adornments are what makes these so fun to construct.
The G in this case stands for Garden (or Gate) and I didn’t spend near the time I put in the letter S. Using leftovers, I pulled off the plastic from the sunflower center and replaced it with a covered button. I used acid-free Memories Dye Inkpad (sepia) because it’s subtle and dries both quickly and permanently. I also used up the rest of those sequined flower leaves and some beading for bling, which cleaned up my sewing table. I’m going to clear things away and start on a new one with a different color scheme. I’m still thinking about the letter X. Three down…. twenty-three to go.