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Sally's Needle Garden - Project Quilting

Here is my Project Quilting challenge #5 project. My letters/colors that I had to work with were Brown, Red and Teal...and I went with simple colors so I could play a little this week with new design. Using Peltex and a "wonky" star block as my base, I created a book for my needles. I was cleaning out a drawer in my craft studio, and I found a gob of needles. I've been wanting to make a needle book for my "home" (ie...craft studio! LOL) and so I thought this challenge was the perfect opportunity.

 

For the outside, I embroidered "Sally's needle garden" and added flowers, rickrack, buttons, and crocheted flowers. I also popped some dragonfly brads on there.

 

For the inside, I used some white solid fabric sandwiched with batting, and I drew my own "garden" marking each flower and tree with a different type of needle. Then I sewed it all together to make a fun book.

 

I found I had needlepoint needles (dull) so I added a card with holes punched to accommodate the needles. I sewed a vintage button and stamped a pin cushion on the card then sewed it to the back of the book So fun!!

 

This needle book is 9.5"x8.5" and was made in Texas!!

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Taken on March 10, 2012