On Saturday, my DH and I decided that it was time to put our winter duds away and break out the summer stuff…just in time as well because the temperatures soared to the low 80’s, a bit early for these parts.
While going through his closet, Sam decided he was going to downsize his necktie collection and selected about ten or so that he didn’t want any longer. As I was placing them into a bag that was destined for the nearest Goodwill store, I got to thinking about other possibilities for these ties.
Off to my studio I went, ties in hand. To my utter amazement, they came apart quite easily. I ended up with piles of fabric, most of it silk.
And so it began. As I started to cut some of the fabric, I decided that I would try to make a ‘crazy quilt’ style pincushion. I cut out a heart template and started piecing. What fun I had watching the project come together.
After I had completed the top, I added some decorative stitching with some shiny rayon DMC thread that I had in my thread collection. I then sewed it to some backing, stuffed it, added a few doo-dads and voila…a crazy quilt pincushion!
More good news! Carrie from A Passion for Appliqué told me about a pincushion swap! Can you believe it?
A P-I-N-C-U-S-H-I-O-N swap !
Sandra from Quilt At Home is hosting the pincushion swap. She lives in the Netherlands and is inviting stitchers from all over the world to join in. So if you’re even just a little bit like me and pincushions are your passion, visit Sandra’s blog to read all about it.
It didn’t take me long to sign up!