Beth at Love Laugh Quilt is hosting a Pincushion Parade. I had to join in with this. Did I mention I love Pin Cushions? I have a wee collection:
Did you spot the one on the left in the basket. My sister Wendy made it for me. A pin cushion pad inserted in a tea cup.
This is a favourite:
Love this one too:
Very clever construction – the cushion sits on a candle stick.
Did I make these two lovelies?No, a friend made them for me. Couldn’t quite see me sitting and blanket stitching around all those pieces. I think the Bumble Bee one is an Australian pattern.
I love pincushions. I don’t know how people sew without them. When I taught patchwork I used to give all my students a pin cushion and encourage them to use it. I cant be doing with scrabbling around in a pin tin, fighting to find a pin amongst all the other things people put in there – needles,safety pins, buttons, domes, hooks and eyes etc. You name it if it was small enough to tuck in the pin tin in it went! I like my pins to be standing at attention ready to go.
This was my standard complimentary pin cushion:
Made with a pair on magic four patches, stuffed with wool roving and buttoned through the middle. BTW if you can get hold of wool roving to stuff your pincushion it’s just the best. Still has the lanolin in it so it keeps your pins in good condition.
Did you say “What is a magic four patch?” Tomorrow I will do a wee tutorial for that.
See you then.