October 08, 2011

Christmas Quilt-a-long October Lunch

Here is my first pincushion, the white is turned pieces that I did the other day and then hand appliqued to the to of the red circle, though it could easily be machine appliqued.  I liked the peppermint and wondered if it would be a squeeze to get it's 5" to fit between the handles on the quilt frame.  Clearly it wasn't a problem.  I'm glad to say that I now have two pincushions.  One for the midarm quilting frame in the living room and my little chicken pincushion to live in the sewing room.  I think that means I need more pins.

On the bottom of this particular pincushion I attached the hook and loop side of a piece of Velcro and then I put the soft side strip of Velcro between the handles on the quilt frame that way it can't scratch me when I work if I decide to take off the pincushion..  This will keep the pincushion from falling down off of it's perch while I sew and allow me to remove it completely it it interferes with my view, and of course this way I can change it to a different theme if I decide to make another in the future.  

The free pattern can be found here if you're interested.  As for me, now I have to run DD and I are off to decorate pumpkins!


Vicki said...

The pin cushion turned out very nice and I love the snowman button that you found.

Have fun decorating pumpkins!

QuiltSue said...

That's fabulous. Now I need to make myself one to go on Big Bertha.

Joanna said...

That is so cute. Thanks for the pattern link. It's a nice big pincushion, too.

stitchinpenny said...

Love the pincushion!

Heather Landry said...

I absolutely love it! What a cute project idea Liz! It turned out really well.