Monday, April 28, 2014

Sewn, Pinned and Swapped

OMQG pin cushion swap?  Yes, please!  It's been a busy month, but I couldn't pass up on giving the one, lone pin cushion I have a friend.  Maybe I'll even start a collection...

Names were drawn, fabric choices made and cushions sewn.  Then, my little deflated rays of sunshine sat flat as a pancake for almost 3 weeks while I tried to track down crushed walnut shells.  Let's just say I ended up going with polyfill instead when the closest thing I could find was clumping cat litter that "contains" crushed walnuts.



I improv pieced the rays, sewed a quarter circle onto those babies and finished off the detailing with some Anna Maria Horner Perle Cotton.  I especially like the mix of linen with the Grey Abbey fabrics.  Partner, I hope you like it!

I'm linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes for my second finish of the year.  Small baby steps.  One little project at a time.  

3 comments:

  1. I absolutely love it Laura!! It already has a special spot next to my sewing machine! Thank you!

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  2. It looks even better in person! Love the colour palette, Laura!

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  3. If you are looking for crushed walnut shells another time, it is sold as litter for reptiles. It does come in large-ish bags but pin cushions make nice gifts, right? Well, that is what I told myself when I bought my first bag, ha.

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