The first few pictures capture my previous pin cushion creations. None of them are original ideas. I am a great tutorial follower and pattern user. Not a creative person by nature. This year I have been trying a bit harder to be creative.
Thanks to Kaaren Johnstonhttp://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com for the stitchery pattern I used for this pin cushion. The pattern fully surrounds the shape. Mine measures in at about 3 x 5 inches. Her pattern and tutorial were spot on.
This one is a modified version of something I saw on the internet. The original had the ribbon sewn into the pin cushion. After several attempts I settled on a real ribbon, I think it turned out a lot nicer than the original.
Amanda Jean over at http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2013/06/mini-9-patch-pin-cushion-tutorial.html posted a tutorial for these adorable little pin cushions.
She did note that they were addicting.
And she was correct. The finished pin cushion is 3 1/2 inches square. The 9 patch is 1 1/2 inch square. Sew easy, sew quick.
So for this hop I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided on making something out of my head.
I needed to start somewhere. Scary isn't it.
After several tries I did come up with a sweet snowman.
Just like people, his vest covers his figure flaws.
I really enjoyed making him his matching hat and scarf
I really hated sticking pins in him.
Pretty sure in the long run he will end up on a shelf with the" pretty" ones.
I have discovered over time that I like a pin cushion with depth. I have several pin cushions in use currently and I stab myself from the bottom on a regular basis when I pick them up.
Now it's time to Thank the 2 gals that have made this hop happen, Madame Samm and Kristen, our wonderful and devoted cheerleaders.
Great job ladies.
Also noteworthy are all of the ladies who have taken the time to create pin cushions for your enjoyment. Here is a listing of all of us. Please stop by and visit and if you have the time leave a note, it makes our day.
Thank you for stopping by.
Selina Quilts (you are here)