Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A flimsy and some pins...

Yesterday I manage to finish the last 2 blocks as I'd hoped and since I was off today, I was able to finish the top! I am very pleased with the way it has turned out. What do you think? 

colors are not accurate
Although I was very careful in making those tedious HRT, I wasn't too sure that the points would match up. I'm glad to say that they really didn't give me any trouble. All these fabrics [except the Kona White] is used out of my 'less preferred' stash, the 3rd quilt of my challenge. Next up, I'll be looking through my stash for fabric that I could use for the backing. 

I am joining in on the Pincushion Parade over at Love Laugh Quilt! Here are some of my pincushions:

Life's a Stitch Dress Form
Sorry for the bad quality picture

 Tea Cup

Sunflower and Pinwheels 
I received the 2 pinwheel pincushions in a swap from Kelly of Charming Chatter

A Hen and a Velvet Tomato
Edit: the hen pincushion is a tutorial from my friend Deonn at Quiltscapes. 

A FNSI win from Heidi of Handmade by Heidi 

The Ghastlie Knitters
From the Ghastlie blog hop

And a little play on words :D

On my way to check out some other pincushions. Won't you join me?


  1. You have a great collection of pin cushions and I just LOVE your quilt. It's wonderful!

  2. Oh what fun to see your pincushions. Lovely blue box, wooden spools, + candle holder too.

    thx for sharing

  3. Hi your quilt is beatiful and you sure have a lot of poncushins,
    Love the chick, tha strawberry and the Patchwork ones
    Good night

  4. I just love the soft colours and then the BOLD pop of the dark in that quilt!! If those are 'less desireable' fabrics.... well I love it!!

  5. Oh Dawn, your quilt is gorgeous! I love it! Really, that was all from your "less" preferred stash?? It's so pretty all together! And, what adorable pincushions you have - love them all :)!!

  6. Wow, your quilt is wonderful! And those stars in your banner are so impressive! I hope to be able to do that someday!
    So fun to see you pincushions, I chuckled at the pin pun! You staged your photos so well. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi! First off, LOVE your quilt! What is your less preferred challenge? I agree, you staged your pincushions in a wonderfully interesting way. I like the ghastlies and the punny one! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  8. oh that is a beautiful quilt, congratulations and I love your pincushion parade, especially the dress form.

  9. I'm sew behind on reading blogs....I 've been busy trying to work on my first quilt top. I have 8 twelve inch squares sewn and 4 more cut and ready to be pieced and sewn. I need more time in my day or more energy to keep going after working a 12 hour shift....

    I love your pin cushions. They are all great. Do you have instructions for the chicken? How did you print the "enter your Pin here"? I need a cute pincushion. I'd love to make one of those.

  10. Hi, Dawn! I don't think you can ever have enough pincushions! I lost count at about 35... around 20 are chickens! Yours looks like you may have used my tute from Madame Samms! I ♥ it - it's like finding lost children or something whenever I see one!


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