Today I get to share my Enduring block for the Friendship Quilt Along by Amanda Herring. To make this quilt, you will need the templates and this quilt kit. Or you can use different fabric. But this quilt kit is so cute!
The key to this block is the buttons! But I can’t sew on the buttons until the quilt is quilted. So I have the block cut out, marked and waiting for the quilt construction. I decided to make a needle book to showcase this cute block.
I have had a needle book on my make list for awhile. I was excited for the excuse to finally make it.
The best part of making this block was picking out the buttons. My grandma gave me a bunch of vintage buttons. She bought them for $1 a box! I can’t believe it! I’m pretty sure I will never have to buy buttons again.
To make this needle book, I followed Amy Sinibaldi’s tutorial. I made the book a bit bigger to accommodate the size of the block. I had some leftover half-square triangles from my Hello Brooklyn quilt that I turned into a pinwheel block for the back. I then added a book binding between the blocks. I did a simple cross-hatch quilting design on the book. After it was quilted, I used the template to mark the block.
I used my button foot to sew the buttons on. I have a Bernina Record 830. I had to search Ebay for a button foot (#152). I am so glad I found one. It is so helpful. The button foot holds the button in place while you sew.
The best part of making a needle book is embellishing the pages. I made these letter pins a few years ago and needed a place for them. This needle book was perfect! And I love the gingham ribbon!
I also used some pom poms!
And I used some rick-rack and a tag!
And last of all, the back! I love pinwheel blocks! I had sew much fun making this needle book! Now I need to make more!
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