This book cover is a combination of a need (a roomier cover for my e-reader) and a want (to make something with all the colorful selvages I've collected and been given). So one afternoon I spent an hour sorting through the selvages and grouping them roughly in color families. Gotta' love those selvages!
The green group got my attention for a first project, so that's where I began, and this bag took shape. It's a hybrid of various bag designs I've made before, so there's no real pattern. The fluffy flower adornment was made using a pattern from Blooming Possibilities by Abbey Lane Quilts. I just love those flowers. Eventually I think two of them are going to wind up decorating a pair of flip-flops. But that's for another day.
I'm liking my Nook e-reader that will live in this bag, and have the color version in case quilting magazines become available in that format. I'm especially hoping the Somerset Sew and other Stampington publications will be available. There was an interesting discussion in an online group about the pros and cons of e-readers, and the impact they are having and will have on print media. I like the advantage of not stockpiling hard cover copies fiction books that I've purchased by am unlikely to read again. But I'm hanging onto my (many) quilting books. I just love the physical feel of them in my hands, leafing through them for ideas and instruction. I can linger over a beautiful photo without the image fading in front of my eyes, as it might with the color e-reader, because I lingered too long. So my take is that hard copies of books will co-exist with e-readers for some time.
Well there are bags of selvages waiting, along with little books and cardmaking to be done. So I'm off...