Now that I have a sewing machine with a free-motion quilting foot and other great features (wahoo!) I have been having fun experimenting and learning different techniques. The free motion quilting definitely takes some practice, I have to say. I had seen various folks trying out free motion embroidery/applique and wanted to give it a try, so yesterday I put together this cute needle book for my hand-sewing needles.
I love tree/leaf/vine designs, so that was what I went with... plus I figured it was a great way to use all of the green scraps that I had in my scrap bag (many from making my Christmas tree bunting). I originally envisioned this on more of a linen/natural fabric, but this light yellow was what I could find in my stash... I think it works though. It was fun to try out the technique, and let me tell you, did I ever need a little book for my needles.
I am ashamed to admit this was my old needle storage system... much better now!
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