Sunday, February 17, 2013

Winter Sewing

A cold winter Sunday afternoon, in my opinion, is a great time to enjoy some sewing.  Two projects were on my list today, and I'm glad to say they are both finished!  The first project was to finish the Sister's Ten BOM January block in the blue fabric.  I love how it looks!
Grandmother's Frame (January's block)

Grandmother's Frame (middle) with Susannah (February's block)
Because I was on a roll with the sewing this afternoon, I pulled out a project I had started a few weeks ago.  It all began when I won a lovely selection of fabrics from Silly Mama, which included a cute collection of 2 1/4 inch squares by Aneela Hoey called "Posy."  I decided to make a notebook cover for the journal I use to record my completed projects.  I did not use a pattern for this one, and I learned things along the way, so....there are imperfections which I normally would not post, but... sometimes it's good to see it all -- imperfections included!
Fabric collection - Posy by Aneela Hoey

Quilting on back

I used a Moda fabric called "Flirt" for the inside flaps, binding and pockets.

The completed inside.

The outside -- oh dear!  This is where you can see how things went a bit crooked!

My sewing journal. 

The inside.  
I tried to think of a way to do the journal with pockets and not having to use a binding, but just couldn't figure it out this time.  Next time I'll check out some tutorials on line! :)

1 comment:

  1. I really like your BOM too. The journal cover turned out well. Quite a satisfying afternoon. Sewing is a great way to spend the cooler days.
    I've just basted my queen size quilt and am slowly starting some hand quilting.