Friday, October 13, 2017

Pincushion Party


I love having a basket full of pincushions that I can use as little thank you for fellow quilters.  Knowing I have a couple trunk shows and classes scheduled in the near future, I thought I would have a little pincushion production party!



To make the process go a bit faster, I pulled out my orphan block suitcase and was able to grab some already sewn pieces to get me going.  (As you can see, it is almost time for a few more orphan block quilt - my suitcase is stuffed full!)



I started with these two made from bowtie scraps and leftover strip sets from my Burgoyne blocks.  They measure about 4" square.



I also found some leftover HSTs from my Summer Solstice quilt and the start to a block I abandoned for the Splendid Sampler QAL (which still is not completed!).



I made these two from some "cheater" fabrics I didn't use in one of my Layers of Charm quilts.  It came from the Modern Neutrals collection by Amy Ellis.



And finally I made a pile of pincushions using some leftover bits from my Improv Stripes quilt.

In no time at all, I had a dozen more pincushion gifts to share!





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20 comments:

  1. How fun! Those are cute, especially the leftover stripey ones. I've been wanting to make a long, thin pincushion - thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Love them all, especially the ones made from the stripy bits! You're making me want to go on another pincushion binge of my own. And I highly recommend the long thin versions - I made one last year that's affectionately referred to as "the log", and it's everyone's favorite. (Hmm... I should make more...)

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  3. Cute pincushions. I didn't realize the star looking one was HST. I'll have to try that. It's so fun to make pincushions with left-over scraps, it give you a reminder of the quilt you make using those fabrics. Nice!

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  4. So many pin cushions! They are beautiful.

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  5. Now I know what to do with those orphan blocks that have been sitting around for years. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. That's a great way to use up some scraps! I would be pleased to be gifted any of those pin cushions. (hint! hint!) LOL

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  7. How fun! But you didn't use much of your orphan blocks. My blocks are too big for pincushions, so I have to use them for pot holders.

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  8. What an inspiration! I would love to give all my quilty friends a pin cushion for Christmas. I might even send you one.

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  9. Very cute batch! What do you stuff yours with?

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  10. Black walnut shells make for a very fine pincuxhion filler when and if they are available.

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  11. Gotta love all these pincushions! I need to make some more, too!

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  12. What fun pincushions! You have inspired me to make some.

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  13. YES! So fun and a clever way to use out scraps or even leftover/UFO blocks.

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  14. What a great idea having a basket on hand full of pin cushions! You are so smart! I was thinking it would be fun to have a pin cushion swap for our guild retreat! Making them can be quick and there are so many amazing ideas out there!

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  15. Those will look very nice all together in a basket! Love them. Do you stuff them with walnut shells, or polyfil?

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  16. I keep a basket of pincushions for the same purpose. They are so much fun to make and a great use of scraps. These are too cute!

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  17. These pin cushions are so cute, great gifts!

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  18. Super cute! What do you fill your pincushions with?

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  19. A great way to use up those orphan blocks. You've got some cute ones there.

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