So I’m a tad addicted to Pinterest, and I have found that I pin a ton of things but don’t actually make them, I decided at the end of December that was going to change. It was time to start making some of the things that I pinned.
I saw a couple of great tutorials for journal covers, quite specifically this one by Rachel from Stitched in Color.
Source: stitchedincolor.com via Melissa on Pinterest
I decided to give this one a go and made 3 journal covers. I was very happy with all of them!
I made this lovely for my wonderful friend Lyanna, I had planned on sending it to her before the end of December, but things happen and it didn’t make it until the middle of January. I know she loved it and I was tickled with how it turned out.
This one I made using Rendezvous – my all time favorite fabric line. For the inside cover I played around with the Hex n More ruler, I hadn’t used the jewel shape before and I really love the scrappy feel of it.
This one I made for my mom. I had to line it because the blue journal was showing through the white fabric. The one thing I was mad at myself for is that the hexies are off center, but I was still learning and figuring the pattern out. At the end of the day I know my mom liked it and didn’t care that it wasn’t perfect.
What have you all been working on?
Oh dang that blue journal!! I’ll have to remember that! They are gorgeous!
Those are all wonderful! I personally like the off-set hexies.
These are beauties, Melissa! Love these journals. I remember seeing Rachel’s posts with her journals and just they are wonderful. Great idea! Thank you for sharing.
I have made a few journal covers in the past. I just love your designs.
They all look great to me. Moms don’t even notice little things like crooked hexagons. My first thought was, “Oh she made a hexie flower!” =) Someone kindly made one of these for me a few years ago, and when I design cq seam embellishments (instead of just doing it in my head or with the needle as I go), I draw them in there.
They all look great! And yeah, as Susan says, mums never notice the things we kick ourselves over!
These are all beautiful!! I am going to have to try to make one or two of these. I finished my goal for this month, so I have free time. 🙂
I made that same decision last fall too,and have been trying to restrain myself! If I finish up this months goal early…
All three of your designs are sweet! My personal favorite is the second one :0) Well done you ;0)
Gorgeous – they are quite satisfying things to make, I tend to use scraps and make it up as I go along!
Thanks! I pinned it too. It is different than the ones I usually make.
I love these covers. I am hooked on pintrest also. I have found some very nice
ideas for quilts.
Just consider the uncentered hexies to be artistic liberty! I made some for little gifts this year and even kept one for myself. Love your designs.
I think the hexies off center to be a design element! nice job.