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Monday, 28 January 2013

Needle book

I thought I would share an actual sewing project today. I know! OMG! I'd almost forgotten this was a quilting blog, considering the lack of sewing happening.

Now it's not a quilt, but it is part of my quilting class. I know I mentioned (once, twice or a thousand times) that I am taking Rachel's Handstitched class. So the first project is reverse appliqué. I was going to do the t shirt project, but didn't get to the shops in time (disorganised and lazy. I have no other excuses). So I made the needle book.

Check it! Lots of hand sewing. And I even went all out and added some embellishments to the inside.

Hope you're all having a great week!

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28 comments:

  1. Oh, this is super cute! I've been needing to make myself a needlebook, and I've always wanted to try applique...maybe soon? :)

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    1. Thanks! It's not something I really wanted/needed, but by the time I was halfway through making it, I was desperate for somewhere to put my threads, etc. And since it's finished it's been chock full of supplies, so maybe I really did need it, but didn't know it!
      It was actually super easy. And the best thing about it is that it was small. Whereas the medallion in my quilt is huge so it shows off my imperfect stitches. But because this is small, it's easier to be consistent.
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  2. This is so pretty! I love this!

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    1. Thanks so much :-) I think the different colour threads makes it look fancier than it really is! lol.
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  3. I love this too, especially all of the embroidery you did!

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  4. Ooooh that looks so awesome!! :O I love it! :D And the inside is fab!
    Have you started on the dogwood blossom project yet? This week starts that crazy embroidery part. *gulp*

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    1. lol thanks Anne. It was the most random fabric from my stash and the dodgy felt form the craft tore, but I think it kind of works :-)
      I've stared my blossom, but had to rip our my stitches - they were awful! I got halfway and looked at them and shuddered in horror. I'm looking forward to the embroidery this week. I really want to do those sashiko coasters. Although I think I'm going to do them as a table runner/placemats. I don't want spilt cups of tea all over them! They're too pretty!
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  5. Very pretty - are you using it or are you going to give it away?

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    1. Thanks Lin. I'm definately using it. It's already stuffed full of thread. I have to resist taking it to work with me. lol
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  6. it's lovely, I love your extra embellishments xx

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I really like the little extras too. I thik they're my favourite parts to be honest. I don't think I'd like it as much without them.
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  7. Your fabric choices are lovely and the extra embellishments are such a good idea! I took handstitched in the summer and I use my needlebook every single day :) enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks Aoife. I am currently going through a real teal phase, so I'm loving it. And only two days in and it's getting a workout already :-)
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  8. Look at you getting all fancy with the handstitching! I love the colors you chose :-)

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    1. What can I say - That's just how I roll!! lol
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  9. It's beautiful! I love the colors and the extra details you added.

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    1. Thanks so much Liz. I wasn't expecting to like it but I really do :-)
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  10. Thanks, Sun Hee. I don't know if I'd go so far as to call it embroidery - it's really bad!! :-/ (note that I didn't take a close up photo) I'm hoping by the end my "embroidery" type skills will have improved.
    I love your hearts on yours. And the stitching on yours is perfect. I'll keep practising and maybe I can come up to standard :-)
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  11. I love your colors! I've been in a turquoise mood lately! I wanted to do a needlebook too, but I didn't have a chance to order any good wool felt in time and I didn't want to use something from the big box. And your extra details really make it stand out! Great job!

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    1. Thanks. I just used cheap felt from the store (didn't realise I needed something else until I'd already bought it). Hopefully it holds together :-) It was actually super easy to make so if it does fall apart I'll make anothedr using this fancy "wool felt".
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  12. This is an adorable project - so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia. It's one of the projects that is part of the Handstiched class being run over st Stitched in Color. If you have the chance to do the course, I highly recomend it.
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  13. That is a sweet project. Not as in, "Dude, that's sweet!" But rather how darling. Love the color. Stopping by from Plum and June.

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  14. That's something I need to make! Very cute!

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  15. This is adorable! I took the Handstitched class over the summer and there are a lot of great projects. Guess what quilt top is still hanging in my closet? (Modern Medallion!) Enjoy!

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  16. Looks gorgeous hon. Love all the extra little details.

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