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!
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