Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pincushions {Pt 5} ~~ finishes

New pincushions to add to the small basket. And I remembered to add my labels to these before I got to the hand-sewing part. Woohoo for on-time memory!

There are two but they are very different. One is large and round, the other is rectangular, but both were made from scraps. The fabric for the round cushion is the last of this cute, paper umbrellas print. To break up the print and add some drama, I sewed in some skinny strips of coordinating scraps; then quilted it in random diagonal lines. It has a modern, funky feel.

I left the backing fabric plain and unquilted so that it can be used that way if the eventual recipient prefers. 

The second pincushion is just a simple I-sewed-some-scraps-together item. This one is quilted on the front and the back in a straight-line grid. Easy, fast, fill 'er up in no time!

And speaking of filling up, both have crushed walnut filler. It's my favorite goto filler, and I can't believe it, but the 10 lb. bag is almost empty. 

There have to be more pincushions on the way, so I guess I'd better find another bag soon. What have you been working on lately? 

Linking up with:
Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
Fabric Frenzy Friday for Fort Worth Fabric Studio


Kaja said...

Can't be too many pincushions in the world if you ask me. I like how you used little strips to break up the fabric in your round one - very effective.

FlashinScissors said...

Yep! I love your pincushions too, especially the idea of breaking up the round one with strips ..... great!
Barbara x