Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Crazy Quilt Pincusions

Warning, you're about to see lots and lots of pictures.  I posted my first pincushion in the last blog post but I'm posting it again.  Just cuz...I think it's really pretty.

 Since it was my first try, I cut off several of my seam treatments.  Now I know to leave a solid inch around unadorned.
The final shape was a pit funky.
 This is my second one.  It went much easier.  All the fabrics were donations from my Stitching Angel. The paisley is a re-make of a Joyful Embellishment motif.  I tried to mimic the other blue flower.

I also used a lot of Lisa Boni's work for inspiration.  I LOVE her work!  She has a fantastic tutorial on her blog
 In the middle of working on this, Sharon Boggon's (sp?) from Pintangle and TAST templates arrived.  They were fabulous!
This fantastic black embroidered fabric was the main inspiration for the piece.  I didn't add a big thingy to the top seam.  It seamed too much.
 Then my final one.  I think this might be my favorite.  The colors are totally me.

I'm not sure how I feel about these button flowers, though.  It's a bit overwhelming for the project.
I experimented with those templates and did something with squares.
 The butterfly chain was part of TAST.  It's so cute.
My favorite woven roses.  I started with 2.  A large and a small but as I went, I kept adding more roses.

This blue fabric was my inspiration. The picture doesn't do it justice.  It's a beautiful cornflower blue.

So, I've got my first Christmas presents done.  It's a start.


  1. You need to bring these for show and tell!

  2. Simply lovely work.
    Notice how each one got better and better.
    Great start . . . :-)
    Well done.

  3. Heather, these are gorgeous! Your work is always so pretty. What wonderful gifts these will make. Sharon's templates are fun to work with, aren't they?!