Melanie from A Sewing Journal shows us what’s new in the online sewing community, from boxy bags to fun, spring pastels. You can always find Melanie on Twitter and Facebook. You’ll also want to visit her regular posts on A Sewing Journal; we love her latest round-ups there too!

Join me as I take a look at what the online sewing community has been making!

Signs of Spring are showing up in sewing projects! Clockwise from top left: George Quilts by In Color Order, Peek-a-boo Bunny Pattern (PDF) by The Little Tiny, Eggs Obsession by Why Not Sew?, Window Detail by dutch blue, a chick, an egg, a bunny, a carrot and scrappy bunnies, both by nanaCompany.

Warm, ice cream parlor colors look so fresh on fabric right now as exemplified by Heather Bailey’s Freshcut fabric collection and more. Clockwise from top left: Honeycomb Dot Lime from Kei Fabrics, Lounge Stripe Pink from the Freshcut fabric collection designed by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics, Groovy Floral Orange from the Freshcut fabric collection designed by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics, Dittybud Pink from the Freshcut fabric collection designed by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics, Wings and Dots Seafoam from the Hello Pilgrim fabric collection by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics, Marble Stripe Jade from the Heirloom fabric collection by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit, Visions Spa from the LouLouThi Needleworks collection by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics.

Clouds are also a sign of Spring and appearing in many sewing projects! Clockwise from top left: Stitched Rain Cloud Brooch Tutorial by Lupin originally published on Bugs and Fishes, Cloud Shaped Pillow by ColetteBream, Cloud & Ribbon Travel Pillow Tutorial by Prudent Baby, It’s Raining Love Mobile by michael ann made from a pattern by From The Red Kitchen, Balloon Quilt with cloud quilting and backing by toots2u (and you simply must check out her beautiful, and “cloudy” nursery!), DIY Puffy Cloud Mobile by Finley and Oliver.

Pastels are popular for spring in both fashion and sewing. Clockwise from top left: Hand sewn letters by Fácil y Sencillo, Una blusa veraniega by mamma190, new bookmark by zakkaart, white blooms baby quilt by the Luscious Lemon Ice Cream Quilt with longarm quilting by farbstoff-bridge and piecing by her customer Eva Schuettemeyer.

Boxy bags are all the rage! Clockwise from top left: brrr! bags by apple cyder, Box Bag by hey porkchop!, Boxy Bag by ZigZagStitches, Travel Boxy Bag by Life in Stitches from the book Simply Sublime Bags by Jodi Kahn, Oilcloth Box Bags by one shabby chic, Estojo de pano by Retrosaria.