Insta inspires! Take the #2017sewingbookchallenge

My Happy Haven

If you’re anything like us, you have a whole bookshelf of brilliant books full of must-make patterns for your future patchwork adventures. But (if your schedule is shaping up like ours), finding the time and motivation to make them isn’t always easy! Luckily, Instagram is here to help. Instagrammers everywhere are delving through their stacks of books to take on the sewing book challenge. Simply pick out your project, stitch it up and share on social media using the hashtag #2017sewingbookchallenge

The challenge was started by blogger and designer Carla Peicheff, who’s pledging to make one project per month from her stash of magazines, and her insta challenge is growing by the day! Find out more over on Carla’s instagram @cpeicheff and blog My Happy Haven. Her hexie panel (pictured above) is her February project – she’s been busy turning her happy hexies into a sewing kit from Zakka Style. We love it!

We’ve already spied many makes from some of our fave books – check it out before you sew for some new fabric combo ideas! Here’s a few of our favourites so far…

Book challenge

Top left: Christy Johnson @christynquilts has been staving off the weather outside with cheerful fabrics to sew up this this gift bag, tackling her goal of learning free-motion quilting as she goes! She’s used a tutorial from First Steps to Free Motion Quilting.

Top right: Deborah @missluella1 has been busy sewing scrappy blocks from Scrap Basket Beauties by Kim Brackett.

Bottom left: Cat over at @tincatsew mad this to match grey and silver curtains in her bedroom and she’s doing her happy dance to celebrate it being finished! She’s used a really unusual and striking pattern from Quilt Petite.

Bottom right: Charlene Hearst @charhearst is trying out designs from Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters on this quilt for her dog Cody!