Sewing Needle Book

Amy Friendetsy, linocuts, sewing needle case8 Comments

Though I thoroughly love making mini quilts with my linocuts, I was trying to think of something more utilitarian to make using them. This idea popped into my mind a couple of days ago. I made a sewing needle book with my pansy linocut on the front.

The back of the book is made of patchwork strips (mostly quilter’s cotton but one little bit of voile). The cover is quilted and bound with a pieced binding.

Inside, I used a piece of Heather Bailey’s wool/rayon blend felt to hold and organize needles. The book has a button closure and measures 5 3/4″ x 7 3/4″. I am pleased with the way it came together and would like to make more. I put this one in my shop.