Thursday, August 9, 2012

so many more

 woa my gosh!

Woa my gosh am I behind on sharing the covered journals!  I've been making them in batches and just can't seem to stop.  Which is, of course, a good thing since the craft show is now less than a month away.  Prepared to be inundated...

Berry Picking cover

Berry Picking.  Strips leftover from my Berry Picking bundle were pieced in staggered columns to create diagonal patchwork.  Then I cut the work as a rectangle to make this covered journal. 

Summersville + Velvet cover

Velvet Summerlove.  More scraps put to good use! Some pieced Summerlove prints were married to an Anna Maria Horner velveteen scrap that Holly gave me last fall.  Gloriously tactile.

Oodalolly reformed no, 3 cover

Oodalolly Reformed no. 3.  There's always more Oodalolly (seriously, there's still more).  I broke out my rusty curves piecing for this one.  And, that reminds me... I want to do some wall art along Oodalolly lines.

inside Oodalolly

I often put something a little special on the inside flaps.   Happy!

Circa 1934 cover

Circa 1934.  This one still makes me laugh!  One sleepless night craft show ideas ran laps in my brain.  I decided to make a "boy" cover in Circa 1934 typewriter keys.  In the light of day, the "boy" part met its demise.  Hey, Mack, check it out: "dreams come true"  "you inspire me"  "I remember when"... aren't those your favorite sayings?

truly menacing.

Filled with bravado after Triangle Colorstory, one day I foolishly pulled out my most menacing triangle scraps.  It's madness, I tell ya!

or this way...

My first piecing storm created these chopped square-in-square blocks, reminiscent of flying geese.  I wasn't a fan until I gave it a tilt.  Look - I can use even more triangles (Kona Ash) this way!

Angling cover

Angling.  Lots of Kona Ash, with a pretty little mini block on the inside cover. 

a la Bottled Rainbows

Bottled Rainbows quilt along memories sparked some new raw edge applique.  What a way to conquer the triangle!  With applique, the fabric scraps are sewn right on top of a background fabric which allows me to use all kinds of random triangles without much fabric waste.

Shattered Covers

Shattered in Rainbow & Shattered in Earth.  Appliqued with a machine blanket stitch.  These are such a puzzle! I was pretty triangled-out after the rainbow version, as this style is certainly not fast.   Then my friend Heather volunteered to lay out the earthy version.  I sewed it up last night.

inside Shattered

Triangle scraps have returned to their cave, slightly lessened but far from defeated.

covered journals... 19 today!

So the official covered journal count is now 19!  I was actually up to 21, but recently gave 2 away.  Do you think this basket might be a nice way to display them on my (small) table?  It holds 16 covers and isn't prone to tipping.  I can't wait to do my full craft show display mock up, but first - more making!

56 comments:

  1. My goodness! I love these journal covers. You are a making machine! Looking at these has brightened my morning and I love the basket for the display.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Sarah! It's been such a fun project.

      Delete
  2. Wow wow wow, this makes me want to dive into the scrappy goodness! I really love the pieced flying geese you've got going on there, can you imaging that as a quilt?!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I need your address so I can come over and steal the Circa 1934 one away from you. That is seriously adorable! They're all fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  4. gosh these are fantastic! so fresh and cheerful and so much variety. just lovely!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are so wonderful. Your variety of styles and colors are great. These are sure to be a hit....if not send one to me! Love the typewriter theme one...so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  6. They're all gorgeous, I wish I could come and buy one! You're just making me so excited for seeing posts about the actual craft show!

    ReplyDelete
  7. These are great, and they look like fun to make! I like them in the little basket. cute display.

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh my, I would have hard time to choose just one. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  9. so much inspiration here, rachel! one of my husband's colleagues has a child who was recently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. i'm putting together a care package for his wife and would like to include one of these. are you winging it or using a tutorial? i was surprised by how limited the option were for these on etsy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I based my design off of this tutorial: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bags-pillows/covered-journals_1.html with some modifications.

      Delete
  10. so lovely! do you have a tutorial for making journal covers?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I promise to get one together after market (or possibly before)!

      Delete
    2. I would LOVE it if you came up with your own tutorial. I couldn't wrap my mind around the one you linked to. I need more photograph pictures of each step. :-/.

      Delete
  11. I love the Shattered in Rainbow and Earth covers. They are great.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Shattered in Earth and Shattered in Rainbow sound like PERFECT names for YA novels these days. I'd totally buy those on name alone! lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahahaha... yes, I may be reading too many fabric names lately. Or, really, is that possible?

      Delete
  13. The appliqué triangles are my favourite - must try that some time. You've got a great stash of sellables there, they look fab in that basket.

    ReplyDelete
  14. wowzers; these are so so so beautiful! Happy patterns, Color, quilts, in a journal, too! I'd buy them all if I could! Gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  15. They look great and I like the basket display a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love what you've done with triangle scraps: both the pieced and applique versions. Thumbs-up on the journal basket display, too.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'M in love... all those journal! why are we using computer yet??? so beautiful and inspiring.. think i'll made one for me soon.. well .. soon can be long but have a crush on the one with the zig zag sticth and use your scrap! good idea. Well beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  18. These all look great. I like them displayed in the basket and it'd be easy to clip a price sign on the basket too.

    ReplyDelete
  19. These are fantastic Rachel. The basket is lovely but if you get something with 'tiers' in it, you could show off more than 1 cover at a time. Maybe something like this but not so ugly? :)
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05071787000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=33-71134345-2

    ReplyDelete
  20. You are a machine! I think they are all awesome & you found the perfect thing to display them in. The flying geese/half square in square triangles is my favorite - love it!

    ReplyDelete
  21. They all look so awesome! Such a great way to use up scraps which can help keep your costs down too =D

    ReplyDelete
  22. agree with one of the previous comment, I am at a loss for words, totally amazing, I love these......I wonder if you might want to put each one in some kind of plastic cover, so they don't get dirty from handling...or maybe I am just paranoid.

    ReplyDelete
  23. you crazy productive inspiring woman! love all your projects for the show. here's a thought i've been meaning to ask: IF you have anything left over from your craft show-could those of us who follow from afar have some dibs on buying the "leftovers"? = just a (hopeful) thought...

    ReplyDelete
  24. These are all fantastic! The scraps really make each one unique. I would display them in the basket for sure, just as long as it isn't hard to keep them balanced and upright (especially as people browse and pick the journals up to look at them).

    ReplyDelete
  25. Beautiful! The basket looks perfect especially if it doesn't tip over when people look through them! I am soo excited for you, your work will look amazing and the colours will draw people in for a look for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful! The basket looks perfect especially if it doesn't tip over when people look through them! I am soo excited for you, your work will look amazing and the colours will draw people in for a look for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love them all! The typewriters one is my fave.

    ReplyDelete
  28. beautiful!! i love the orange and magenta flying geese :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love, love, love the covers! They look great in your basket. I would definitely stop to browse!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Ditto all the above comments! Question - probably a silly question, but are you selling the journal covers with journals inside?

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow!!all those covers are just amazing!! I'm sure I'd want each and everyone!!! And that basket is the cutest display!!! Can't wati to see what else you'll prepare for the fair:D
    xx
    Eleni

    ReplyDelete
  32. They're all so pretty Rachel! Of course the velveteen and Summerlove one is my favorite, I never would have put those two together but they're meant to be! Love the triangle ones as well!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Gorgeous! You are a genius at patchwork journal covers

    ReplyDelete
  34. The only thing I can say is WOW. They are really gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'm so inspired and today i dared myself to make my first ever journal cover. Turned out to pink but now I want to make more! :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Rachel, I love those journal covers, especially the triangle ones!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Rachel, your journal covers are so, so beautiful. You're doing such an amazing job combining all the fabrics together.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love the triangle covers. I think the basket works great, especially if it doesn't tip. Looks like the perfect size. As long as customers can dig through it easily why not use it?

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love all of them Rachel. You stump me for words and trust me that doesn't happen often.

    Wish I was going wherever you are going to be.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Oh you are amazing! Please put the left overs for sale somewhere so we can share in your markety goodness!

    ReplyDelete
  41. They all look lovely! I would like to have one of them:)!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love that Summerlove Velvet one. You are so talented. I'm sure I've told you that already, but it's always nice to hear again, right?

    ReplyDelete
  43. The more and more I read your blog the more and more I love it. Thank you for sharing your work and inspiring others! Getting ready for a first show is so much fun and so consuming. I'm glad you're doing it, and sharing your process. Keep it coming and I'm amazed at your consistent motivation!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, June. I've actually been distracted with non-show projects this week. I need to get back on the ball!

      Delete
  44. Hey Rachel! Somehow I happened upon this post when I was reading today's entry and, what do ya know, I bought that "Shattered Rainbow" Journal last year at the Indie Craft Parade! It is my little keepsake spot where I jot down my Quilt ideas. Love it still! Missed you at the Parade this year:( Hope you'll come back!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails