Monday, May 23, 2022

Monday Morning Sew & Tell

With the Friday finish of the Marathon quilt, I had the entire weekend open for creating and playing!

I made some music notes with two hexagons and some 1/2 hexies... 

Appliqueing them onto the background fabric was a pleasant task as I watched an episode of Call the Midwife. 

That was when the scrap bin came out and I started planning for the journal covers...
By the day's end I had six covers ready to be quilted!

The FPP double flying geese pattern found its way into the mix as well as the big half-hexies with the purple bear.  That bear was one of the fun blocks I made during last year's Fiona Sandwich Summer Sewing Camp - it fulfilled the "make a block with unusual colors" activity.

Two orphan blocks from the Pieces in the Garden sew along also found a home.  That camel fabric is something that was in a stash of fabric given to me a few years ago... I think it is something printed by Spoonflower.

Details on how to make the journals can be found at The Dizzy Quilter.

I have one last cover left to finish, but all-in-all, I had a very productive weekend.  One filled with creativity and inspiration.  

As I stitched and planned, I was thinking of September and "National Sewing Month."  I have an idea for a "30-days of sewing" challenge or a "National Sewing Day Photo Challenge"...

It wouldn't be super difficult.  The photo challenge would simply involve a daily posting or sharing of various sewing notions related to that day's number.  For example... Day one could be one thimble, or one spool of thread, or one seam ripper... Day 2 could be two pins, or two pairs of scissors...  

The sewing challenge would be similar to the #100daychallenge, but with sewing.  Whether you decide you want to spend 5 or 10 minutes a day sewing, or 5 hours sewing, the idea is to sew every day for 30 days. Photos of your progress or project would be shared on social media.

I've contacted the official home of National Sewing Month several weeks ago but have not had a response...

Is this something you would be interested in participating in?  
Would you be willing to offer a prize or two for give-aways?  
Would you be interested in being part of a blog hop?
Would you like to co-sponsor/host an event like this?

Leave a comment, or send me a quick e-mail... I'd love to have some feedback.

Keep Piecing!


Linking with:

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter
Stitch Sew & Show at Life in the Scrap Patch


  1. The fabric with the coffee pots and mugs is so cool. It makes a striking cover.

  2. Such fun journal covers! Whoever receives these will be thrilled.

  3. Hi Melva!! OMG! Those journal covers are just fabulous. I am especially drawn to the one with the coffee mugs fabric. I have been meaning to make a tea-inspired quilt or wall hanging or something for a lady at work. Your idea might just be the ticket!! So, so, so cool. So is the purple bear - oh heck, they all are fabulous. Do they all have homes or a purpose yet? I love how you took the idea and ran with it and made it your own. {{Hugs}} a bunch. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Those journal covers are wonderful! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.