Friday, 23 May 2014

girly pincushion and planning

Getting to grips with my FAL list and I finished up this sweet pincushion, it really took no time and I love it's chunky feel. I like a deep pincushion and this is a great size. It's from the book Quilting on the Goby Jessica Alexandrakis and I think I will make more because it's a fun little gift to give.

I let my four year old Joan pick the fabrics (can you tell?!) and it's a smiley little pincushion as a result.

Here's one from Jessica's book and I love that you could make this look really modern or give it a vintage vibe. It would also be a fun way to show off a favourite button.

I've been cracking on with my WIPS too and I finally got round to making the March block for the Classic Meets Modern QAL:

I crazy love doing DP blocks and I always use this method without pins. So much quicker and always a good result when I use my quarter inch foot too.

I've also prepared some lovely scrappy binding in preparation for my le challenge project. This months theme is charity.

Lastly I would be so grateful if you would vote for my Bees of a Feather quilt in the hand quilted category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival - you can vote for it here

So much to sew, catch you later!

Linking up:

at Georgia Girl Quilts
and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts


  1. Love your projects! That pin cushion is adorable and those feathers- love! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  2. Great pincushion...of course it's all in the colour choice! ;)

    Can't wait to see the 'le challenge' item....exciting.

    Lastly a huge THANK YOU! The wonderful fabric from the giveaway arrived today...woohoo! My first pleaseure will be sitting quietly over the next few days just looking, looking and looking again! It happens with all fabric that enters this place ;) It is ALL lovely and I am heart-warmed to be the fortunate recipient. Thank you Lucy xx

  3. Hi there, I love your blog!
    I got that book for Christmas and remember putting that cute pincushion on my to-do list.
    Could you please tell me where you got those amazing heart pins? I just have to have some!
    I just started a blog, would you like to take a look?

  4. Joan did a great job, that pincushion is adorable!! Makes me want to make another ...

  5. What a sweet pinnie! I love the fabrics. That's a fun red and white block too, it's like a happy flower!

  6. love the fabrics Joan picked - it really is a smiley pincushion :-) And many congrats on getting into the Viewers award nominations - a fantastic achievement :-)

  7. Great pincushion, love the shape and I would happily have put the yellow and pink together. I voted for you this morning,not just because I love your blog (I do) but because it really is one of my favourite quilts there so it was an easy choice. xx

  8. Such a cute pin cushion! I am a sucker for pin cushions....I love making them! I have recently started using the no pin method for curves, as well. I was shocked at how well it worked! Your block looks great!

  9. Lovely makes. I have also cast my vote for your bee quilt. Di x

  10. That pincushion is fun and vibrant. Sure to put a smile on your face every time you use it!

    I ADORE your bees of a feather quilt! It's so great.

  11. I have that book and really like it. The pinnie us very cute :-) Just waiting on my paper pieces and then I hope to do some EPP!

  12. Your pin cushion is super awesome!! I love it - and your block is great too. I'm getting more comfortable with the no-pin method, but I still need a little work :p hehehe