Friday, August 13, 2010

Joseph's Coat - part 5

This is my needle keeper book. I wanted to thread up a bunch of needles so I wouldn’t have to thread those tiny eyes while I was riding in the car, so I made up this little matchbook style needle keeper. I just used some scraps of card stock weight scrapbook paper and felt. The whole thing took me about 5 minutes to make. Then I prethreaded my needles and wrapped the thread around each “page” in the book.

It was so nice to just pull out a new threaded needle when I ran out of thread that I have just kept rethreading all the needles at once and putting them back in the keeper even though I'm not stitching while riding in a car anymore!

Here is my first completed block!!!  I'm going to have to wait for a sunny day and take them outside for a photo shoot because the bad lighting in my sewing room really doesn't do the colors justice!

And here is how much I have done so far!

That's just 3 blocks. 46 more to go!  They are not sewn together yet, just placed up on my design wall.  Maybe I'll have it done in time to be a wedding gift for Zoey.  That gives me about 20 years to get it done :)


Melanie said...

It would take me 20 years just to muster up the courage to start this. But I love how the completed quilts look, so I am excited for you to finish!

Brianna said...

I can't believe how fast you are doing yours! I've been doing mine for months now. Love the idea of setting it all out first.

Beth said...

oh, my! You are ambitious! It looks like it will be amazing :)