The past couple of days I have been making pincushions. Tiny little blocks of beautiful used garments. There is a mixture or denim, chambray, and some other unknown origin fabrics. They are all spectacular together!
The first one I made is a simply log cabin. The strips are 1/4 in finished. I had to make the center red because that is what I do. It is easy to stitch together using my 1/4 inch foot for my Bernina. It is therapeutic after the first round. The log cabin is my favorite block of al time. It always looks great and takes dry little effort.
The new addition today is a wonderful paper pieced Pineapple quilt block. Again, the center is red.
I really enjoy using thrifted, gifted or found garments for projects. The feel of the fabrics are different than quilters cotton. The texture is wonderful. Each piece is unique.
For this pincushion, I even used the flip side of the dark grey fabric to create the lighter grey for the next round. I did not have the perfect color and this made an interesting alternative.
I also received some very happy mail from Lucy Brennan from Charm About You! She sent me a lovely brooch with TEENY TINY hexagons! She also include a very sweet note and the most darling bag I have even seen!
Thank you Lucy!
If you did not see...
I am the Aurifil Designer of the Month for November! I am SO EXCITED to be a part of this exciting event!
This my block Geese Feet! It is an updated Goose Tracks with NO Y seams! This year the Block of the Month is all Blue and White!
To get the FREE pattern for this block, visit Aurifil Auribuzz! You can also WIN a LARGE SPOOL Aurifil collection by making this block and linking the photo up to Pat Sloan's page!
So be sure to make a block for the chance to WIN a thread collection and then grab some old clothing to make some fun pincushions!
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday!