Who can resist alliteration–just sayin’
Does everybody in American have one of these?
One of my quilt groups has a pincushion exchange scheduled for next month, and the last program was a display of many creative pincushions. I wish I had taken pictures! Since this is quite a creative group, I’ll be sure to take some at the exchange.
Meanwhile, I needed to make a pincushion. Note that I don’t say I need a pincushion. That certainly is not the case. I have a number of pincushions, and yes, I use all of them. However, to say I need another would be pushing it!
There are lots of great pincushion ideas on Pinterest, so I just made my own Pincushion board to collect a few. Then I chose one I thought I could make, and here it is:
Dresden Pincushion, made from a free pattern at AllPeopleQuilt.com
I also noted that one of the bloggers I follow had gone crazy making pincushions, many of which were just little quilt blocks sewn together and filled. So I made a mini from some 2″ finished blocks I found in the orphan bin.
Then I went a little crazy myself, and took pictures of all my pincushions. Most of them were gifts from friends or family, which gives them special meaning.
And finally, a fun factoid: I learned in my research that it is best to stuff pincushions with crushed walnut shells to give them a little heft! And those crushed shells are sold as lizard litter in the pet store! Who knew?
One last pincushion, a miniature: