Friday, November 13, 2009

Pincushion finished!

As hoped, I finished my pincushion last night.
I followed this tutorial. It would have turned out even better if I had used a a doll (long) needle to sew the buttons on as suggested. The buttons are fine as is, but I would have had more control over their placement had I used a longer needle. Oh well, next time.

This would be a great scrap project if you sewed enough to have scraps. I'm working on it, but because my scrap pile is currently too small to be useful, I used a few squares from a charm pack.

I think I like this hand-sewing paper-piecing business. It's quite pleasant to spend a few evenings working on a project that comes together quickly for a slow crafter like me! I'm not sure I'd take on a hex quilt at this stage, but little things are fun.


yardage girl said...

That looks great and will be lovely for you to admire everytime you need a pin. Have a great weekend! Nic xx

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I am right there with you on the hand sewing point.. Well done, i like this pin cushion alot, i think it's ace. Peta

Kate said...

Looks great! It is nice to use scraps but I think sometimes its nice to use specially selected pieces too. I think sticking a pin in will never be the same for you again.

Vic said...

That's a very neat little pin cushion!!

Jelly Wares said...

The pin cushion looks GREAT!!!

Take Care
Jodie :)