Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Swapping and Where Does The Time Go?

SBAMQG Pincushion Swap  

My secret partner said she likes Amy Butler so I used this Love fabric as inspiration and as the bottom of the pincushion.  I had to dig quite a bit to locate my Polaroid Blocks from the swap and found the perfect one.

To weight it down I sewed a bean bag and put in inside before adding the stuffing.  The vintage piping I picked up at our Quilt Show bargain garden and since it was a finishing technique from a recent workshop I made a point of practicing what I had learned.

The boxed shape was kind a done by winging it using two sized of fabric and tucking in to even them when sewing the sides. 
Since I post the photos from our meetings I'll share a few with you.  See my smiling face and the perfect pincushion I'm holding for my friend Merydith? Improv solids in the most "me" colors.
Swap Recieved 

Goal Setting March ALYoF and FAL Q1 status

Houndstooth March ALYoF

Somehow it is March. 

I'm pretty sick of seeing the Houndstooth so it's my ALYoF goal for March. Please let it be done.

Q1 Status - so far

Only a few more weeks left in 2014 FAL Q1 and I thought I'd chosen wisely when I made up this very conservative goal of 4 projects.  The Pantone challenge has a deadline that I may not make (sad face) and the others are open ended.  Check out these Radiant Orchid quilts on flickr.

My latest very time consuming and brain twisting project is actually a secret so I can't share. And of course I've got those other two overdue birthday quilts and upcoming two wedding quilts on the list.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday  with guest host Stephanie from Quarter Incher


  1. That pincushion is super cute! I love the big print of the little object--very appealing!

  2. Love - Love - Love all the pin cushions! What a great idea for a swap. I need to find a local guild to join.

  3. Darling pincushion! I like the 'boxiness' and of course - you used a Polaroid! ;-)

  4. Love the pincushion! So fabulous. Best, Kate

  5. Wow, that is a lot of projects in the works! Your pincushion you received is beautiful! I like the different solids together. The one you made is lovely too. I remember your tutorial for the polaroid blocks. I still have many of those leftover too. But I have no idea where!!!


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