QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Ginger Cookie Company caled "Basket of Sunflowers".

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PIN CUSHIONS

This morning I have some finishes to show you. First is two identical pincushions. The pincushions are wool and cotton with crushed walnut shells for the stuffing. They weigh a good bit because they are eight inches square and hold a lot. The eagle pattern is from a Blackbird Designs book called "Summer Weekend". I happened to have the same cotton fabric that was used in their sample. It is from a line of fabric called "Savannah" by Fons & Porter and has been around for at least eight years. One of the eagle pincushions will be for my pincushion collection. The second for a gift.
The wool sheep pincushion is a duplicate of one I made a good while back. I had prepped kits for when the Sew 'n Sews came for a day of fun. I prepped more than was needed, so I had this one still in my stash. I will save it for a gift.
I finished the machine stitching on another block for "Land of the Free". Still several to go, including the big center block. I should do the center block and not leave it to last. I think it is better to get big blocks out of the way and feel like I have accomplished something.
I just realized that today is March 31st. I need to post my finishes for The Charming Guys & Girls Club. I will do that later today.

Karen

22 comments:

  1. Good morning, I love your pincushions-the sheep is my favorite one.

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  2. I love your pin cushions and the appliqued block is lovely! Looking forward to seeing your other finishes. I can't believe March is finished today - where does the time go! I'm retired now and should have tons of spare time, but as a quilter, I'm sure you understand, I just don't. I am getting more done than when I worked, though.

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  3. Great pin cushions. I think I must be developing into a primative person as I am attracted to all the wonderful things I am seeing on people's blogs. This is so far outside of my normal realm of quilting patterns and that may be why I am being drawn to them. Always nice to switch things up now and then.

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  4. I love your pincushions!! I htink I have the book that the eagle one is in- An oldie but goodie!!
    Your cornucopia block is terrific!!!

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  5. Beautiful pin cushions and applique block! I'd love to have a machine that can do machine applique -- so much faster than hand applique! One of these days.

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  6. Pretty, fun pincushions, Karen. And such an awesome Block for Land of the Free.

    I think I'm liking your idea of doing the Center Big Blocks early on so as not to leave them until the last moment. I say that because the the Designer Mystery BOM I've been in for the last ten months will soon be over and I haven't done the Center yet.
    I best get it started.

    Thanks for the reminder on getting together my March finishes for CGGQC.

    Have a wonderful, peaceful day.

    Blessings.

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  7. Adorable pincushions, Karen. And, your Land of the Free block is wonderful.

    I'll be back to read about your March CG&GC finishes. :-)

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  8. Great pincushions Karen, and awesome blocks you've posted in the last 2 posts!!! Beautifully done! Love the ship! 8-)
    Happy stitchings!

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  9. I love the pin cushions!! Brenda (my sister from Pumpkin Patch Primitives) made me one just like your Sheep. I love the darn thing.
    You applique is turing out wonderful. What technique do you use? Do you raw edge it or do you turn the edges under? I have a piece I need to start on (the center of my BOM) and have been debating on how to do the Machine Applique.

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  10. Great pincushions and I love your block! I'll be back to see your finishes too~ ;-)

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  11. Wonderful pincushions and the applique is stunning.

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  12. You had me at the title of your post. You know me and pincushions.

    Even though I collect both sheep and pincushions, the eagle is my favorite...and I love to paint them too!

    Can't wait to see your March finishes.

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  13. Oh my goodness you have been busy! I have to say the sheep pin cushion is adorable!!! I like the eagles but that sheep just has that little charm about it!
    Ok...will be back later to see what else you are posting!

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  14. You always do such wonderful work! Love the pincushions and new block.

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  15. beautiful block, ah yes the big one done is a good thing
    I love your pin cushions, they always make me smile.
    beautiful work
    Kathie

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  16. I love your pin cushions! Especially the Eagle & flag one!
    Now... I need to go post my finishes for CG&GC.

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  17. Really nice finishes for the last day of March. Love them all.
    Maggey

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  18. The pincushion with the sheep on is just wonderful - it made me smile just looking at it.

    I am totally in awe of your applique - if I live to be onehundred and eleventy-seven I would never bas good as you.

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  19. Oh you busy girl - the pincushions are wonderful! And your block is so beautiful. I like to get the big ones out of the way first too - somehow it makes me feel closer to my goal!

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  20. Love the little sheep. So many pretty wool projects on your blog.

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  21. Your pincushions are Fabulous!! I love all things eagle, and they are really great.
    Pretty applique' block

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  22. Sorry no eagles here in Holland hihi! Lots of sheep though and I love your pincushion!! Great big block and good luch on the centre block! Have a nice day, happy sewing, Daniëlle

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