Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pin it Blog hop

It’s Pin cushion time!!

Thanks to Mdm Samm and Kristen for organizing this….

When I saw the sign ups for this I jumped right on it.

I LOVE pin cushions

and if you know me and follow my blog you know that I love this particular pin cushion…. The OWL pin cushion.

I’ve made a ton of them over the years.

But it was time for me to make myself a new one Winking smile

He/She doesn’t have a name yet, what should it be?

(isn’t it funny how the fabric has the owls on it and right by the beak, it made it look like a funky angry owl!? oh well)

-this was the fabric that was given to me from my secret quilty sister btw.

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This little guy/girl won’t be lonely though, he already has a family!

The orange one was the first owl pin cushion I ever made, I did needle turn applique back then. The pattern is from Fons and Porter Dec 2010 btw.

 

The 3 other owl pin cushions and their house was from a pin cushion swap I hosted last year, which I MIGHT start again, if anyone is interested let me know, I’ll post about it in a few days.

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Now the owls are not the ONLY pin cushions I have, I’ve collected and made quite a few, it may look like a big mess here, but they are just mixed around on the shelf.

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Now I had originally planned THIS pin cushion for the hop, but then decided this week to ALSO make an owl.

This was a “test” I embroidered on my new machine and used EQ Stitch to design it, actually my HUSBAND designed it, I think the cross was a font from dafont. I embroidered the piece a while ago and hung it up then decided to turn it into a pin cushion this week, I filled it with crushed walnut shells so it’s more like a bean bag, hackie sack…. still cute cool.

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Of course my little inspector had to check it out too

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This month I also made another pin cushion that I sent to a friend but it got LOST in the mail….. GRR I posted about it yesterday

I hand embroidered a grape cluster and turned it into a pin cushion.

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Let me see how many owl pin cushion pictures I can find on my computer Smile

These are from 2012

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Some of my beginner ones. (Not 2012)

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Now 2011

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And 2010

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These are the first 4, I kept the orange and gave the other 3 to quilty neighbors Smile

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That’s a lot of owls. Let me count them….

49!!!! hmm I need to make #50 don’t you think??

 

Here’s the list for today, hop around and see some more fun pin cushions!

 

September 11

Vroomans Quilts

More Stars In Comanche

Dancing Through Threads

Jackie's Art Quilts

What About Rheema?

Stekje

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Just Let Me Quilt

Patchouli Moon Studio

Bea Quilter (me)

Quilting Lines

I Piece 2 Mary

Quiltingbydawn

Nati's Little Things

Marjorie's Busy Corner

Krislovesfabric

Bquiltin

 

Have fun!

94 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wow - you could have a hoot-n-nanny! Sorry, couldn't resist.

Judy B said...

What a great supply of pin cushions, I see Sonja approves! Thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

Hey, what's one more when you've made that many cute creatures ! Your little inspector is precious !

Els said...

You make a lot of owls! I like them!
Have a good day.

Jeanneke said...

Cute! All of them! Miss Little Inspector is precious.
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Janet O. said...

Oh my goodness! What a congregation of owls!!

Teresa in Music City said...

My goodness girl!!! I'd say you are definitely the "owl" queen! That's a lot of owls!!!! They are really sew darn cute though, I can't blame you for making them one right after the other, like eating candy :*)

Theresa said...

What cute owls!

Heleen Groot said...

They look amazing all together! But I bet you still loose pins.... I have loads of pincushions too, but most of my pins still end up hanging from my trousers or (worse still) in my feet! Thank you for sharing your collection. I loved it.

Corina said...

Lovely owls (and a lot!) But I like your other pincushions as well.

Gill said...

I love all your owls (a parliament??) and I can't believe you've made 49!!
Thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

Love your wonderful owls! Yes, make number 50!

Robin said...

Haha, he's an angry little kangaroo owl!!! That is too funny. Great job on all of them!

Debby said...

Wow! That's a whole village of owls you have there! So cute. If I was a psychiatrist I would declare you have some sort of personality disorder - an owl fixation (just kidding). Loved seeing all of them. Thanks for sharing!

Thearica said...

Girl... I think you win! That is an arsenal of owls!

Pauline said...

Big Fun, Bea, you made a whole communitie of owls and sent them into the world! They are lovely! I love all your pin cushions, they are an item collectible worthy. Thanks for sharing!

withajoyfulheart said...

That's a lot of owls, but of course you should make number 50. Too bad about the cluster of grapes going missing. It was gorgeous!

Jackie said...

That is fantastic.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love your owls!

DeAnna S. said...

Love all the owls and your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.

Madame Samm said...

Whoooooo would make so many owls....well you win for the most owls for sure...very cool!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

LOL...I can't pick a favorite...love them all

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

What cute pincushions!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Owl be darn! 50 makes a flock of em. Love owls!!!

Needled Mom said...

That is a lot of owls!! I am sure that Sonja thinks of them as plush toys.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

The owls are adorable. I think you need to make just one more so you have 50! Nice to see everyone in the family enjoys the sewing/quilting!

Amy DeCesare said...

I am giggling...that is a big flock of owls! Good for you!!! They are really cute - each in its own style!

krislovesfabric said...

Love all your owls and those grapes look fabulous!

DeborahGun said...

wow - you really love owls then! They are very cute.

Carol said...

Wow...you certainly have made lots of pincushions! Your "funky angry owl" is just too cute!

tubakk said...

Super cute owls, and I'm the lucky owner of one of them. Actually showed it in a picture on my day in this bloghop yesterday. Pincushions are just the cutest things in the world, and I hope to be in your swap later. Greetings from Turid

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Owls everywhere and they are just adorable!

Kristen King said...

You are definitely the queen of Owl pincushions...and they are all lovely! :) It is too bad your gift pincushion got lost (hopefully it will be found and sent to its rightful owner!)

Renea said...

Your owls are sew cute!

Jeanie said...

Owls everywhere! I love owls... so cute. I see the first owl as holding a baby owl in a pocket. It wasn't until you said that about the beak and fabric that I looked at it another way. Thanks for the owl parade!

Annette Schultz said...

now these are a hoot for sure.
I love the ones where they are looking up as to say "who me????"
thanks for sharing the flock with us today
in stitches

patchouli moon studio said...

Who wee you have a lot of owls! They are all darling!

Rebeckah Austin said...

They are too cute! You should make a bunch to sell at fairs :)

Denise Russell said...

They are beautiful! Question: could I borrow your pincushion inspector for the day? I have no girls at home except for my cat Sapphire!!!

legato1958 said...

You are a HOOT !! So very cute and fun! One can never have too many cute pincushions or give too many away , right?!

Susie

legato1958 said...

You are a HOOT !! So very cute and fun! One can never have too many cute pincushions or give too many away , right?!

Susie

JanesQuilting said...

OMG...50 owls...that is a lot. But they are sooo adorable. I love the different fabric choices you made. It is like giving each their own personality.

Mary said...

Your owl pincushions are wonderful! It is fun to work on projects like these. Great job.

Karin said...

Wow, so many owls! I love owls. Good job! Thanks for sharing.

Beverly Kirk said...

So many cuties.....galore!

Lou said...

Your owls are a hoot!

Linda said...

All your owls are adorable! How awful that the pin cushion you made as a gift was lost in the mail!
Great job!

Liz - Moments said...

The owls are adorable...I would definitely make #50...how many people can say they made 50 owl PC !!?? LOL

Createology said...

One can never have too many pincushions. Owls are so addictive and cute. Love your husband's design...not everyone is into frilly. Great hop...

vicki said...

Love your owls and your "inspector"! lol She is quite serious in her work, isn't she? Such a cutie. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Joke said...

You definetely love owls! And I love your owl pincushions ;)

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Haha, so many owls! Love them!

Shelia said...

Cute, Cute Cute..thanks for the inspiration.
Happy quilting,
Shelia

maggie said...

I love all of your pincushions especially the owls. They are a "hoot"! (sorry, it was just too easy..)
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Gingini said...

Haha! Of course you make 50! Unbelievable! Love them all! :)

Britt-Inger said...

Oh you are wonderful 49 owls, of course you must make one more. Thanks for sharing

Kathy H said...

Owls are so cute and yours are wonderful. Especially when you made so many of them.

Just Quilt It said...

What a great group of owls! What a hoot! lol Nice work.

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute owls.

Audrey said...

What a hoot! Your owls are the cutest things. As for the unnamed owl, I think it should be something like Tattoo. With a beak like his I think it would be a perfect name. Yes, you definitely need to make the 50th one. Thanks for sharing.

Tami C said...

I might just have to make an owl pin cushion myself! You've got a lot of really cute ones!

Sue said...

Such cute owls! I love'em also. Thanks for sharing all of your owls with us.

Debi said...

Holy cow that is a huge family of owls! Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow - 49? So cute. :) blessings, marlene

Patty D from NC said...

Quite a lot of owls there! Thanks for sharing.

Baa. xxx said...

What a great bunch of owls - a parliament!

Lydsfire said...

Nice work!

Patricia said...

Great owl collection! Mine's not nearly so large.

LJ said...

OM goodness! I can't believe all the owl pincushions you've made. At first, I thought she had a really nice family but by the end of the post, I realized you'd made a small town!!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all those super cute owls!!

Margaret said...

What a lovely collection of owls. Thanks for sharing

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness....49 owls! You can probably make those babies in your sleep! :) They sure are cute.

Mara said...

Definitely make another one to round things out, that's a lot of owl pincushions.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Hoo has the most owls...you do!!! What fun pincushions..thanks for sharing!!

jan said...

49? seriously? That is amazing. But they are so darn cute I can see why. And Missy Inspector sure is growing!
Sorry I am late visiting.Hectic week.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

baukje said...

Omg you are really an owl fan.z

tink's mom said...

so did owls nest outside your bedroom window as a child? your collection is amazing. wonderful job on them one and all.

Tammy said...

Love the owls. Says this owl lover to oviously another. If you decide to do anotehr one...What about a patriotic one?

Emily C said...

Very nice. Love the rainbow of owls.

Janarama said...

After making that many owls, I wouldn't like them any more. LOL All of your pin cushions are fabulous!

Lisa said...

I think you have always made the best Owls around! I enjoyed the show so many colors and fabrics!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Owl be darn, you have a flock! Do owls come in flocks? LOL They are sooooooo cute.

Connie said...

What fun pincushions Bea! I remember finding your blog after seeing one of your owls a year or two ago! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

You certainly do love owls! They are all so cute. Such a shame about your gift that was lost. Thanks for sharing with us.

Brandy Pettit said...

Thanks for sharing all your owls, they are all very pretty!
~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

Sunshine Girl said...

These are all great - love all those owls! Thanks for sharing and sorry I am late visiting.

Michele said...

You've been turned into an honorary owl yourself and I am honored myself to be the proud owner of one of your creations. I think of you each time I look at it.

Quilter Kathy said...

So fun to see your owl collection!

Linda J said...

That is a lot of owls but they are so darned cute. What fun you must have making them and giving them their own personality!

Suze said...

Your array of pin cushions is amazing. Of course, your inspector has to check them all out - you know see if they pass and if there are any defects - lol. They are all amazing. Owls have been and are still all the rage. I love them all. I really like the cross pin cushion and the embroidered one is absolutely gorgeous. You do beautiful work. Thanks for participating in the hop. You are a great inspiration to us.

pinsandneedles said...

Wow! That's a lot of owls! They are so cute! Thanks for sharing,

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Love your owl family

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Okay I see you love owls and I do understand, yours looks very cute ☺
The needle house is so gorgeous too,
thanks for sharing!

carla said...

Hi!!! Wow!!! That is a lot of owls!!! I love them all!!!! All 49 of them!!! Hee hee one more would be a hoot too!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!