11 January 2011

Needle Case

I finished this project from Malka Dubrawsky's new book, Fresh Quilting. It's a needle case with a quilted patchwork cover and linen pockets inside to sort and hold knitting needles. The book has some lovely ideas and helpful techniques (machine piecing hexagons!), and I was happy to see some crafty projects in the mix.

The patchwork is made up of linen and cotton scraps from recent projects.  I followed Malka's lead and quilted with close parallel lines in red thread. The case rolls and fastens with two button loops.

The project in the book features rubber ink stamps for the pocket labels. I decided to go with some hand stitching.

And a monogram on the outside.