Last year I signed up for Barnswallow’s Quilt Challenge 2015 – “I’ve Got a Notion”. The challenge was to create a 3D notion, using the fabrics given. At the time, we were traveling a lot and I was hand stitching hexi’s while sitting in the passenger seat of a car. Even though I had everything in a ziplock bag, it was time consuming to stop, put the needle down and rethread it. I would have to dig for the thread, for the scissors.
My notion was a travelling needle book that I called a Hexi Holder. It has a needle page, a thread page, protector pages to keep fabric pieces from becoming wrinkled, and includes both open and closed pockets. It opens up flat so that it can lay on your lap – perfect in small confined places like airplanes, and cars. I used it on several holidays this winter and loved having everything in one place.
The page protectors are magnetized so I was able to put down the needle whenever I desired without loosing it. I was also pleased to go through almost a dozen airport security terminals without any problem.
I was thrilled to receive 1st place (Viewer’s Choice) at the 2015 Barnswallow Quilt Show.