Little House Block Book, by Lynette Anderson Designs, is an ideal way of storing quilt blocks before they're stitched together. The centre panel is appliqued and hand embroidered, and is trimmed with a row of 3" Ohio Star blocks. I've used a selection of fabrics also designed by Lynette for the block book...
...I pieced the lower border and the backing, so I could use this gorgeous feature print from Lynette's Hollyhock Cottage collection. The block book has some firm card in-between the book outer and the lining to give it some structure, and is finished off with a pair of fabric handles which have been quilted...
...Lynette suggests using layers of felt for the pages, but I was too desperate to complete it so I used some 80/20 wadding for the pages instead. Maybe I'll redo this part in the future, as unfortunately the wadding pages are rather floppy. As you can see, this block keeper is great for storing my "Hearts and Happy Flowers" blocks!...
...this one is by the Australian designer Leanne Beasley, and I've put all 9 of my prepared blocks in my new block keeper so they're all stored neatly, ready for the hand embroidery and applique of the last few blocks. These have been patiently waiting while I made a few other projects, and I'm looking forward to getting back to stitching these again soon as I haven't picked it up since I finished block 5.
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