Countdown to Christmas

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!

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