Tuesday, 9 August 2011

OK - So Maybe I've Got a Pincushion Thing Going On

I guess it could be true.

I mean, I think I now have more pincushions than pins.

Is that bad? Maybe it needs to be stopped. Who knows?

I made this little biscornu from scraps from the Little Pretties Quilt. I'm not sure if the pinwheels quite show the quirky shape of the biscornu, but it is what it is!

And it has been added to this collection . . .

Maybe that is enough pincushions for one girl, but the thing I like about making them is that they are very achievable little projects in amongst the more long term quilt projects.

Will there be any more? What is it they say? Never say never . . .

Monday, 1 August 2011

Vintage 1986

I have a bit of a thing for Blackbird Designs patterns.

I love the vintage-ness.

I love the sentimentality.

When I saw this pattern, I knew right away that I wanted to do it.

But who would I choose to remember with it?

Well I chose us!

1986 is the year we were married. I modified the pattern to add our initials and a heart. I chose the colour to remember the apricot theme we wanted to have at our wedding (rather than the pink we ended up having, due to influences stronger than our own!).

This pincushion was lined with calico and filled with silica sand. Another sturdy pincushion and serious paperweight!

Pattern: Vintage Pincushion
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Publication: Joyeux Noel http://blackbird-designs.blogspot.com/
Fabric: 32 Count Belfast Linen, "Mushroom"
Thread: Simply Shaker Sampler Threads, "Fragrant Cloves" 7026
Size: 8" x 3 1/2"
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