Saturday, February 4, 2017

Elgin Piecemakers Sewing Day

Several members of the guild got together today at a local church to sew for the day.  A couple of weeks ago, I left a comment at Crazy Mom Quilts to enter a giveaway for some pincushion patterns.  To my surprise, my name was picked and she sent me the patterns by e-mail!  I decided to spend my day playing with my solid scraps and make some pincushions!  


I started with the paper pieced pineapple block.  It is 4 1/2" square--25 pieces.  



The block looks red and blue here but the red is actually orange. 



I quilted it using a grid with turquoise thread. 



Here is the finished pincushion, in use already! 



Next, I made some paper pieced flying geese.



I chose the colours from some camera fabric. 





My pincushions are filled with walnut shells, which are supposed to help keep my pins sharp. I quilted this one with straight lines. 

Next, I made a pincushion with some free pieced triangles. 



I had to dig through my scrap bag to find 16 different colours for the triangles. 



I quilted his one with organic wavy lines.  



Here is my collection of pincushions that I made today:



These are addictive so you will likely see more of them in future posts.  Thanks, Crazy Mom, for the patterns!  

For slow Sunday Stitching this week, I will be making more plus signs.  Here are the ones I have made so far...



I have picked out some more black and white fabrics for tomorrow's stitching.  I will be linking up to Kathy's  blog in the morning.  

17 comments:

  1. Your pincushions are adorable!! I love this pattern.

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  2. These pincushions look addictive indeed ; so cute! Enjoy your stitching today

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  3. The little pincushions are adorable! I LOVE the little plus signs!!! I haven't tried EPP yet, but I am being tempted to find a project for my to-go bag after I am finished with my two applique projects. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Wow, you were very productive with those pincushions. They are wonderful. I like watching your plus signs emerge.

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  5. Cute pincushions! and I'm still in love with the plus signs.

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  6. What a lovely prize to win. Those pin cushions are adorable (I love the colours you have chosen)!

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  7. What a fun group of pincushions! I love the tiny flying geese especially!

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  8. I like your pincushions and plus sign blocks. Lovely projects.

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  9. Cute little pincushions! Love the plus blocks, too!

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  10. Bright and colorful pincushions. One day I would like to do a quilt with low volume prints.

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  11. your pincushions turned out so well. I'm glad to know that you are enjoying the patterns!

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  12. Very nice! I like how the flying geese play with the cameras, and that blue and orange pineapple is so pretty and bold! Your pluses are looking good too.

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  13. Lucky you winning the pattern! Your pin cushions are wonderful!

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  14. Such lovely, pretty pincushions!

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  15. Oh lucky you!!! How wonderful that you were the winner of the patterns from Amanda Jean! Your pincushions are all so cute. I especially love the grid quilting. What a fun sewing day... So excited for you!

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  16. I love small, quick, and easy projects in between a large quilt... they can be such satisfying little projects. So cute!

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  17. Your pincushions are fantastic! I bought that pattern from Amanda Jean and made one for a swap and I'm hoping to make several more. =)

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