Countdown to Christmas

Monday, January 16, 2012

Joining the new Swap

I am excited to join the new swap on Quilting Gallery. More later.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

In the hoop pincushion

Our Just Needles Quilt and Fiber Arts Guild will be meeting this Tuesday. I suggested a pincushion exchange to start our year off and apparently everyone is going crazy making pincushions. The rules: Make it or buy it. That's it. I have seen pictures on FB of some of the pincushions and they are cuteeeeeee!

I decided to challenge myself and picked up the Nancy Zieman IN-THE-HOOP sewing book. I was going to make the suggested pincushion but the crazy patch was the first one so I decided to try it. I made it with some scraps and cut some from regular fabric. I used 8 fabrics. At first, I thought I only needed 6. Then when I went to put them in order, I realized I needed 2 more. I think I might use different seasonal fabrics to make more. I am still considering a gift for my trip overseas this summer and this might be a nice idea.

The first 6 fabrics...oops..need more! 
 5x7 hoop
 Finished block
 View one: Finished pincushion
 View 2: Finished pincushion (if the owner doesn't like the heart, it's easy to snip off.)
Back view (or top view, if they like this side better)

I think I will make one for Margaret. Maybe cupcakes...or owls....or dinosaurs...Or a combo of all three!