Due to so many of our Quilting group travelling before Christmas we decided a New Years party was more appropriate. Part of our party, is the gift exchange, which with a group of talented creative ladies, is always so much fun. For my gift, making a box was a done thing, but what sort of box? I had been thinking of the blocks that we slowly make and gather before we put them all into a quilt. Usually they get stuffed into a plastic bag and thrown into the cupboard, so here was my opportunity to think of a better way to store them.
I made the box 13" square
I incorporated covered elastic straps in the base to hold the blocks in place. I used silk fabric from Vietnam to line the inside of the box.
I incorporated storage areas in the lid.
A zipped pouch
A book with felt pages for needles and pins
A pocket for a pattern, pencil, scissors and a rotary cutter.
I covered the box with a Japanese Indigo cotton
And this was the gift I received. He is so adorable and now sits on my table and gets stabbed with pins for time to time!
Have a great week.