Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Liberty Lifestyle~How to make a Cathedral Window Sewing Journal Cover { tutorial linked in post}

Last summer I made a beautiful quilt for the Liberty Lifestyle blog.  I was really very honored and a little overwhelmed  since it was the first quilt tutorial they were featuring ( no pressure).  The Lovetag  Quilt is still in my home being loved all the time.

A couple months back, I was contacted again ( boy are they nice) and asked if I would consider another project...LOL...SERIOUSLY!?!  I said yes and then pitched an idea.  I wanted to use the scraps I already had left from the last project to make something lovely.   Cathedral windows are lovely and I love to make and use them whenever I can!  I put them on pincushions and pillows and purses...and now a planner.  So apparently I put them on anything that starts with a P ;o)

My first attempt was an EPIC FAIL!  I did not let that stop me and moved on to my next idea that was not much better but the third time was a charm but at the last minute...I cut it 1/2in TOO SHORT!  I did not have enough scraps to make another from the start so I did what all good sewers do...IMPROVISE!  I decided to do something a little different.

I finally ended up with this beautiful planner that will hopefully bring you inspiration whenever you take it out!

Please visit The Liberty Craft Blog to see the FREE tutorial for The Cathedral Window Sewing Journal Cover.


The quilting was so perfect and straight and I love the way the 40wt shows off just a little bit more than the 50wt :o) !  And that was the other reason I could not start over, the quilting was amazing and that never happens for me!


An inside pocket holds all your goods right where you need them and the zipper is a breeze!  No reason to be afraid with this one at all! I used all Pellon interfacing and batting, I used SF-101, my favorite WONDER UNDER and Craft Fuse.  Love my Magic in the Middle :o)


I used resin snaps but you can use velcro for your closure.



I hope you like this project as much as I do!

9 comments:

DeeAnn said...

Kim, it is just beautiful!

margaret said...

very nice have pinned you onto a board. Cathedral windows are lovely but they take so much fabric so using on small projects like this they work beutifully

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

So pretty!

Vera said...

I like your addition of pocket. Looking good!

Gill said...

Fabulous Kim !
I love the blue of the thread against the patchwork !

Elsa said...

Sweet sewing journal and love all that Liberty ~ I've got a bunch of it just waiting to be used!

Beth said...

I love it! The cathedral windows, all the lovely fabrics and that zipper pocket so all your smalls do not tip out.

Katy Cameron said...

Cute wee windows :o)

Lara B. said...

Kim, this is so cool! Love your pattern and the way you incorporated all those lovely fabrics!

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