Journal and Sketchbook Covers

While my family was in town I noticed that some of my nieces carried little composition notebooks as sketchpads.  My kids use composition notebooks to write stories or poems and sketch as well.  I thought it would be cute for each child to have his/her own notebook cover, so I found a tutorial that was really easy to do and made some up.  To make it easier to identify each kid’s book, I reverse appliqued their first initials onto the front rather than covering it with piecing.  I’m not finished with them all, but I have a good start and I think I’ll be able to finish the rest leisurely over the next couple of weeks.