This Fast Friday Fabric Challenge was to create a new cover for your favorite book. It will come as no surprise to my friends that “The Lord of the Rings” is my favorite book so it was my immediate choice for this challenge! My initial idea was to have just the hand reaching up to the ring strung on a chain, with the title and author, but my husband felt I needed to include the Eye of Sauron. For that, I used Angelina® fiber with some black strands to be the cat-like pupil of the eye. I used two layers of dark blue organza to somewhat mute the background; both the eye and the hand are between the two layers. One mistake was to stitch the chain and ring last, because when I was placing them, I found that the chain needed to go behind the eye, and that was a bit tricky!
And while I normally go with less regular shapes, that’s not the way books are made, hence the rectangle!