Sunday, September 9, 2012

Field of Flowers Journal Cover

Journal cover front

This journal cover is featured in the summer 2012 issue of Stitch and is the design of Rachel Hauser. You can find Ms. Hauser blogging here.

It's high on the list of my favorite things I've made recently!  I love that I can use it over and over again. 

Journal cover back

The original design uses Liberty floral prints, but I thought it would work well with feed sack prints.  I have a pretty large stash of feed sack prints, left over from a quilt top I pieced and have, for some reason, never had quilted.

It took a good bit of time piecing each fabric scrap and then finally stitching them all down.  The pattern called for using an acid free glue stitck to anchor each piece, but I used steam-a-seam instead, because the only glue stick I had was not acid free, and I didn't like the idea of gumming up my sewing needle either.  It took a bit of extra time to cut out each steam-a-seam piece as well, but it worked out fine!

I want to (and probably will) make some more of these journal covers!