Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pincushions!

Back in June, my friend Diann sent me the cutest little pincushion.  It brings me so much joy every time I use it (which is practically daily) so I have been wanting to make some of my own to share with a few of my quilty friends.



First up was a little string pincushion made from Amanda Jean's Good Neighbors fabrics.  Both Diann and I love Crazy Mom Quilts and scraps so I thought this was a perfect choice for a little return pincushion love. <3



Hidden on the back is a fun little message.




It was so sweet that she shared a photo of its home in her sewing room - right next to her machine!




 I also made one for my Kaffe Fassett loving friend.  I couldn't get too fancy with this one as his prints are all so large.  But I did find a pretty floral I liked with some pretty green shot cotton.




 Yep, she is a local friend who I talk to almost daily and is always there for me.




 The next one I made was for my friend Barb.  She is also a longarm quilter so thread is a big part of our world.  When I saw the Fresh Spool patterns from Fresh Lemons I knew I wanted to use it for her pincushion.


 She was probably one of the first friends I made on-line and has been so helpful and supportive over the years.


 I couldn't tell you where I found these friendship sayings but they are perfect for the backs of these pincushions.  I knew if I held onto them long enough I would find the perfect use for them!










I also made a few of these beauties for some more local friends.   I fussy cut a design out of some fabric and needle turned appliqued them to some pretty blue fabric.  I added a little bling from the button jar to finish it off.

I still have a few more pincushions I want to make but I had to put this project aside for a bit to finish off some holiday gifts.  Maybe after the first of the year, I will have some more to share.










And I cannot go away without sharing this cute little pincushion brought to me last week by a friend.  I had given her the button fabric from my stash and it came back as a mouse.

So Darn Adorable! 




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16 comments:

Valerie Reynolds said...

Can you believe I've never made a pincushion!! I love these, especially the size of the square.

Jayne said...

Gah! I love all of these and especially with the sweet little messages on the back! I swear that one day I will make me a new pin cushion. Maybe after the holidays...I say...along with a million other things! Super cute Cynthia!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I, too, use my new pincushion daily, and love it, especially the saying on the back! Your pincushion gifts are perfect for friends. I think I will make some more myself!

Linda said...

Awesomeness! These are all so cute. Thanks for the link to the tutorial at Fresh Lemons.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great looking pin cushions!

gayle said...

Those are so sweet! What a nice way to share with friends, and the little sayings make the gifts even better!

em's scrapbag said...

Cute pincushions. I don't think I've met a pincushion I didn't like.

Lara B. said...

Each of these pincushions is so special! The words of friendship make them even more so. I love how you tailored each one to its recipient Cindy!

Lara B. said...

Erg! I meant to type "Cyndy". So sorry, force of habit sometimes takes over.

Barb N said...

LOL, I'm still laughing - I didn't realize my special pin cushion was a spool of thread! I've been keeping it set sideways, apparently. Oh, gee, I'm really dense sometimes. Thanks for stickin' with me!

the zen quilter said...

Just adorable - all of them. The fabrics, the design...very cool.

Lois said...

Little works of art and useful as well. Great combination:))

lauralynne said...

They are all so beautiful!! Love the Kaffe Fassett especially.

Ruth said...

I love the messages on the back - such a lovely and thoughtful touch!

Jasmine said...

Such cute projects. I love the hidden messages.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What neat pin cushions!!! I have actually never made one :)

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