Thursday, March 15, 2007

Needlebook finish

Here is the second part of my quilt group's theme project. They have 4 small paperpieced quilt blocks they made back in February. The first one was used to make a scissor fob and now two further blocks are being used to create a needlebook.
This is the back of the needlebook. This block is called 'Friendship Ring' and the front block is the 'Pinwheel Star'. By clicking on the photos, you can enlarge them for much more detail.
Here is a photo of the needlebook laying open so you can see both blocks well. I sewed a tiny piece of silk cord as a loop and sewed on a little spool of thread button to close the needlebook.
There are four 'pages' in the book to hold the needles most quilters use. There is a page for size 12, 10 and 8 'betweens' and then the last page is for 'sharps'.

These photos are taken on a background of a piece of Cyprus lace which was given to me as a gift from a very dear friend Angela. I really loved this gift and it looks so pretty with my fabrics that I will display it together on a tray. Thanks so much for you thoughfulness Angela!


Terri said...

How cute are they? I really like that fob and pin book idea. It's adorable!

Anonymous said...

Another finish! You can almost start an exhibition with all your wonderful pinkeeps and this last finishes.

Anonymous said...

Your needlebook is lovely and the colors are some of my favorites! I was quite enamored of the lovely "doily" that the book was displayed on and was wondering if you had made it, too. But then I got to the "Angela" part and I'm thinking I must get to Cyprus someday for some linens....

Anonymous said...

I love your needlebook! You have the best ideas, Heidi! ♥

Anonymous said...

lovely like always!!!
Beautifull Cyprus lace beautifull present!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your needlebook is exquisite. You are really talented in so many ways. I love the soft Autumnal colours and the beautiful designs. I am so glad the little piece of Lefkara village lace has found such a good home ;>)
Hugs, Angela

Deb said...

So pretty. Is there a pattern available? I'd love to stitch some silk xs vines along it and quilt it as a gift for a friend.
Deb in FL

Simonetta said...

Heidi,your needlebook it is so beautiful!!!!Compliments,I always look with pleasure your blog:)))