Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Needle Books

I've been trying to deal with my scraps as I've been working, so I've been making crumb blocks.  I wanted to make some needle books, and thought some of the crumb blocks would be ideal for the covers.

 I made two different sizes. The one at the bottom was the first one, but I decided I preferred to do one that was a rectangle rather than square.
  I quilted the outside before adding the lining.



For both books, I added two felt pages, the inner page, slightly smaller than the outside.

All in all, I think I'm pleased with how these turned out.  I can't wait to think of more ways to use the crumb blocks.

8 comments:

maggi said...

Both are lovely but I agree with you about the rectangular one looking the best.

Tudy said...

Wat a nice thing to have.

Sue said...

They both look fabulous. I think they are one of those thing we can never have enough of!

Annie said...

Great way to use up scraps. Did you add any type of closure? If not, don't they pop open?

Terry said...

They look great! I like the rectangular one better too! :0)

Evie said...

These are lovely...I too prefer rectangular but you can never have too many homes for needles, whatever their shape.

Angela said...

These are great, what a wonderful way to use those blocks!

Deepa said...

Love the purple!! Now I need to find what a crumb block is !! :)