Journal Covers

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.


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?

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13 Responses to Journal Covers

  1. Kritta22 says:

    Oh dang that blue journal!! I’ll have to remember that! They are gorgeous!

  2. Debbe says:

    Those are all wonderful! I personally like the off-set hexies.

  3. Sondra says:

    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.

  4. Carrie P. says:

    I have made a few journal covers in the past. I just love your designs.

  5. Susan says:

    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.

  6. Katy says:

    They all look great! And yeah, as Susan says, mums never notice the things we kick ourselves over!

  7. Lisa L. says:

    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. 🙂

  8. CeLynn says:

    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)

  9. mary says:

    Gorgeous – they are quite satisfying things to make, I tend to use scraps and make it up as I go along!

  10. Gene Black says:

    Thanks! I pinned it too. It is different than the ones I usually make.

  11. Carolyn Goddard says:

    I love these covers. I am hooked on pintrest also. I have found some very nice
    ideas for quilts.

  12. Barb N says:

    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.

  13. Patty D says:

    I think the hexies off center to be a design element! nice job.

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