Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pin cushion

When I visited my friend Kristine in Thessaloniki I loved one of her books. It is called "Quilting on the go!" from Jessica Alexandrakis. Paper piecing patchwork you can take anywhere: techniques, patterns and projects.
So, at home, I immediately ordered it, because I was eager to try and learn how to do English paper piecing. 
This is my second project "the pin cushion". I just love it. You are supposed to fill it up with crushed walnut shells, but of course, I don't have anything like that. So I filled it up with some steel wool you use to scrub pots and pans, to sharpen the pins and some wadding. I am very pleased with the result. It looks great and is rather thick, so the pins don't reach the bottom.



I used different fabrics for the top and bottom





14 comments:

  1. What an adorable pincushion! Have a nice day Ada!

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  2. Heel erg leuk Ada!
    Ben benieuwd of er meer van dit soort projectjes uit het boek gemaakt worden!

    Liefs, Gerry

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  3. Lovely colours and so useful
    A pin cushion always comes in handy
    Hilary

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  4. It's quite lovely, Ada. I really like the depth so, as you said, the pins don't push through the bottom. Congratulations.

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  5. Wat een leuke speldekussen en een goed idee van
    die staalsponsjes ...want je raakt heel wat speldjes kwijd
    in zo kussentje ...
    een fijn Weekend !!! φιλιά

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  6. Dearest Ada,
    Bet your idea of filling material is even more genial! They look just lovely and must be very practical too.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  7. What a lovely pin cushion!!!!!
    I like your idea of filling it with steel wool !!!!!!!!

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  8. Heel mooi en leuk gemaakt
    Groetnis Annie

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  9. Hello Ada,

    Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. Your pin cushion is beautiful, you have lovely taste and great talent. Your header is gorgeous!

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