|Garden Delight Needle Book on the cover of Gail's delightful book
For my second project I chose the 'Garden Delight Needle Book', which is featured on the cover of Gail Pan's wonderful book Patchwork Loves Embroidery.
|Possible fabrics for the project
Last time I showed you my choice of fabrics for this project but, I did mention that I may change my mind about them and, I did!! In the end these were the fabrics that I used.
|Final fabrics chosen
I decided that the fabric with the green background and blue flowers had too large a scale pattern for such a small project.
|My finished version of the Garden Delight Needle Book
|A close up of the stitching
|Inside the needle book
Here is my version of the 'Garden Delight Needle Book'. I am thrilled with how well it went together and, although it looks very nice with the 'Bloom Pincushion' that I made last time, I have decided to send it to a friend who I know is in desperate need of a new needle book. It may mean that I have to make myself another one!!
|Bloom Pincushion and Garden Delight Needle Book
For my next project I have decided to make the 'Little Blue House Wall Hanging' which is a charming little pattern.
|Little Blue House Wall Hanging as pictured in the book
I am excited to get started on it as I have some beautiful variegated silk thread which is hand dyed by Stef Francis to use. My pattern is all traced out ready to go.
|Pattern and thread ready to get started
These are my chosen fabrics this time. As you can see, I have included the fabric with the green background and blue flowers which I left out last time. I really love this piece of fabric and I think it may work with this project!!