Sunday, March 25, 2018

Project Quilting - Scraptastic Journal Cover

I was really excited to see that the final challenge for Project Quilting was to use at least 12 different fabrics to create something from scraps!  Scraptastic is my favorite way to play with fabric!  I had several ideas early on, but nothing really got me started sewing.

In fact, I didn't even think of the challenge as I went through recent piles of leftover bits and worked at creating something beautiful out of the leftovers.  With a gray sky and cold weather outside, I was only thinking of making some sunshine on this gloomy day.

Then it occurred to me that yes, my little project was going to have enough different fabrics, and would be perfect for this challenge!

This dresden plate journal was made with scraps left from my Mellow Yellow challenge, plus some other strips left from previous journals in blue and yellow.

Six different yellow fabrics for the petals of my sun-flower.
Sky blue piecing on the front, the last bits of some of my favorite colors!
Blooming flowers all over the back, and to bind the edges.
A pocket and a sliver of shiny yellow ribbon for a bookmark, too!

A reminder that warmer days are ahead and there will be sunshine!

This cover measures 7 3/4 inches by 10 1/2 inches on the front.  It was made by me in rainy Coos Bay, OR!  Thanks, again Kim for a great year of challenges!

Another fun linky party. if you like scraps: Quilting is More Fun than Housework:

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Is it spring yet where you live?  At least we can make sunshine with fabric!


Pamela said...

How beautiful! It's sure to inspire lots of creative thoughts in that journal!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a wonderful journal cover - love all the flowery fabrics and the yellow Dresden on the cover, too! Perfect for the challenge!

MooseCarol said...

Absolutely love your journal cover! so cheerful.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your journal cover is certainly Scraptastic! I love the happy sunny Dresden detail. Great idea to put those leftover bits to good use. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Karen's Korner said...

I love seeing what others make out of their scraps. What a lovely result.

JM in Toronto said...


Sista said...

Very pretty

Mel Beach said...

What a beautiful journal cover!!

Carol Ethier said...

So pretty! Love the blue and yellow combination! Would make a beautiful Mother's Day gift!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I recently purchased a journal cover (even though I really COULD have made it myself.) I like your floral one even better!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful, Pamela.

Barb Neiwert said...

Fun to use up some scraps and get a pretty journal cover in the process! We haven't really seen spring yet, except when it snows and the sun is shining at the same time, you know we're only, oh, 4-5 weeks away, lol!