Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pin cushion crazy!

I've been making pincushions lately.

I have just been playing around with some different designs.
I tried a circle flower applique:
Then I tried it with a wool background:

Then I tried a hexie:

 I learned how to make pickets out of a honeybun pre-cut.
 I'm doing something with these pickets and a wallhanging:
I'll show you this later this week...
And I finished this super cute little wall hanging for my girlfriend's birthday. This is an applique from Lori Holt's pattern Grandma's Kitchen Quilt. I love just about everything she designs! I'm really happy with the way this turned out. I'm thinking about making one for myself!
I also received some new stash and a few notions from Fat Quarter Shop:
I ordered a fat quarter bundle of woolies flannel. I really like this to mix in with wool applique. Its so much easier to sew with, since wool stretches so much.  The woolies flannel colors and textures just blend right in with wool so well. It's especially great for the backgrounds.
I also got a little charm pack of overdyed wool, a package of alphabitties (for marking my quilt pieces to keep them in order as I sew~I REALLY need these! I have been known to forget what I'm doing between the cutting table and the sewing machine! LOL!)
 And some Poke-A-Dots, which are basically sticky thimbles.
I LOVE these for hand applique!
What have you been working on?