There was a box containing various applique blocks which I knew I wasn’t going to set into a quilt. So they sat and sat and sat. I finally decided to use them to make some large stitching books. This one took two of the large applique blocks. I added some batting, a backing, did some machine cross-hatch stitching, bound it and then cut 2 large pieces of batting which, when folded in half, turn into the pages of the stitching book and will be perfect to hold pieces of a block laid out ready to stitch.
Smudge was determined to inspect both the front and back of the stitching book.
The batting works well to hold the pieces of a block and, when closed, there’s no worry about them getting lost. When laying out a block like a Feathered Star or Sunflower for hand piecing, having a book like this is helpful. A friend who does much more machine piecing than I do assures me that a book like is helpful for machine piecers as well.
Smudge was curled up, having a nap Sunday afternoon. We’ve found some different cat foods that he’s willing to eat.