Today I want to share a wonderful free pattern I came across recently: the Elsinore Book Sleeve. Designed by Alexa of The Wannabe Grandma, this free pattern includes instructions to make a small, medium or large quilted sleeve to protect your favorite book! I made the large sleeve for my new Bible.
Alexa’s pattern is terrific, with detailed written instructions and helpful illustrations. The pattern calls for both sides of the sleeve to be comprised of little patchwork squares . . . great for dipping into your treasured fabric scraps! I followed the instructions for one side. But for the other side, I freelanced a bit to let the pretty fabric take center stage. Visit The Wannabe Grandma website for more inspiration and a link to download her free pattern.
Recently, I’ve been experiencing a season of change and uncertainty. And while that has brought about moments of fear, frustration and worry, it has also drawn me closer to God. I know He has a plan for good, and I can honestly say I am finding peace in the waiting. I’m reading my Bible, studying, listening to podcasts and writing down prayers and scriptures. And quite naturally, my inclination to get carried away quilting spilled over into my faith life and I had to protect that new Bible with a quilted sleeve. But of course!
My post today has been a little more personal in nature, so thank you for bearing with me. In case you are experiencing a challenging or difficult season in your life, I want you to know you’re not alone and you are loved. I hope you all are well and finding joy in your journeys!
DETAILS & TIDBITS
Here are the things I am using and where you can find them. Note: these are not affiliate/money making links. I’m just sharing what’s been helpful to me, in case you might also enjoy them.
Free pattern: The Wannabe Grandma: Elsinore Book Sleeve
Fabric for my book sleeve: Sister Bay Driftwood Wildflowers (3 Sisters); Christmas Morning gray stripe (Lella Boutique); Indigo Chambray #12051-13 (Moda)
Bible: She Reads Truth (CSB)
Favorite new podcast: Talk It Out (Joyce Meyer) *The ladies on this podcast are awesome! Truly day brighteners!
Favorite new bible study: Ephesians: A Biblical Commentary (Joyce Meyer)
Traveler’s Notebook & Journals: Designs by Planner Perfect