Thanks for stopping by for a visit. It has been a beautiful day. High of about 79 and sunny.
I am posting some photos that I want to share with you. The first is of a Civil War block that I finished. Again, I used the faux paper piecing method to make it and I am pleased. This block pattern is "Lost Dispatches, Letters, and Papers".
In a previous post, I asked for suggestions for filling in pin cushions. I wanted something heavier than a poly fiber stuffing. Thanks to some very helpful bloggers, I got the answers I needed. The first one I made is the beehive. I used crushed English walnut shells for the filling. I found it at a pet store in the reptile section. You get a fair sized bag for not a lot of money. The sheep pin cushion has decorator sand with some lavender seeds added. The sand makes a heavier pin cushion. I had a suggestion to use lavender seeds. They are light weight so I decided just to add some in with the sand. I think I like the crushed walnut shells the best. I think price per cushion would be less using the shells. I will use whichever is readily available when I make one. I am starting a collection of pin cushions. I wonder how many people will want to be on my Christmas list this year when I start making extras?
I attended a quilt show earlier this month put on by the Seaside Piecemakers. The quilt pictures are from that show. I have a few more to post but got an error while trying to download them. I will try again on another post. I don't have much info on these quilts but they are interesting. I do know that the cat quilt is a Buggy Barn pattern. Enjoy!
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