Thursday, February 23, 2017

A new pincushion and tedious sewing

A lady at church walked up to me last Sunday and gave me a belated birthday gift and I didn’t open it until I got home.

It was a pincushion!! – she knows me well Winking smile

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Can’t figure out how she managed to do this braid, I see tiny hidden stitches, but that takes quite some work!

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Thanks TINKER!! (yes that’s her name and no, her last name is NOT Bell)

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Meanwhile I’ve started some tedious sewing for Island Batik’s March challenge!

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And I’m about half way done with the hexagon mermaid quilt!

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also someone commented a while ago about my Women of the bible blocks and I decided to bust them out again and I saw why I kind of stopped, the next several blocks are tricky or tedious too bit I managed to FPP one block- This is Wise Woman of Abel

The block is 6 1/2” so these squares are tiny!!

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7 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great pincushion!

momhulk said...

Kind of new to quilting. What does FPP mean?

margaret said...

a pretty pin cushion. I started my women of the Bible this week but the blocks are all 10" or 15" so presume I did not get them all downloaded I have 40 in total and have changed most of them to 8" or 12". I do not have a wise woman of Abel on my list.

Kimberly said...

I'm dying to know how to make that pincushion!

CathyQuilts said...

That pincushion is a blast from the past! I think most of the women in my family made throw pillows with that design across the front, then they were placed on each end of the sofa. They were used of course, but I thnk also to show off one's stitching. I remember poking around thru those folds to see how it's done. The ones at my grandmother's and old aunts' were made out of nice fabrics. At our house I remember some made from corderoy (Yes, they were thrown in the direction of the siblings occasionally :/)
I've got an email into my mom, to see if she can remember what it's called.

CathyQuilts said...

My mom remembers doing it, but not the name. Nosing around on the internet, I think it's what called Canadian Smocking, although, I haven't yet found the specific stitch, but there are some lovely ones online and some great videos. As I watched them it came back to me that it involved drawing lines on fabric.
This video is helpful if you want to give it a try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVH-kC4Rw6A and I liked that she appreciated both sides of the fabric

Michele said...

That pincushion is just fabulous and a great addition to your collection.