Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fabulous Freebie Blog hop

I think I have a problem! It’s saying YES to every blog hop I see! yeah it’s a thing…. maybe I’m a blog hop block head?? BHBH!!

well when Joan came up with the theme of a freebie blog hop, it just seemed so fun, how could I resist??

Now it took me a while to figure out WHAT I wanted to do, and I don’t like to do things last minute! (I decided what I wanted to do and what I wanted to give away on Thursday and made this cute little pincushion)

-Of course I made a pincushion!!

tulip pincushion

It’s made with (4) tulip blocks that I sewed together and then added a backing and turned into a pincushion!

Here’s the free FPP file

Here’s how I made it

First I printed the page (there’s 9 on a page, but you only need 4)

Then I picked out some red and teal batik scraps

tulip pincushion

at first I cut out the papers and left room around the dotted lines, then folded on all the lines- I had an old paypal credit card near by sewing machine so that was nice and flat so I used that to help fold/crease the papers on the lines.

Then I cut out first a dark green and a teal piece of fabric for each, and with a regular foot on the machine and stitch length of 1.5 I lined up the two fabrics under #1 spot overlapping about 1/4” (right sides together) and stitched a bit before the line between #1 and #2 and extended a bit over too.

Then ironed the red so the fabric opened up and it’s now right sides facing me on the paper (not the side with the drawings on it)


Then I folded back the line to #3 and used a 1/4” ruler and trimmed the fabrics

tulip pincushiontulip pincushion

then laid a teal background piece under it, right sides together and lining it up to the 1/4” cut edge of the others and sewed on that line, again extending it before and after the line a bit, then iron, fold on the line to #4 and trim, then fabric #4 is red and I continued on until the block was done, which was only 7 pieces, so easy peasy!

Here are the blocks all done


when the blocks were done, I trimmed 1/4” from the solid line, which should be the dotted line (mine was off, and I realized it was my printer settings, I forgot to print AS IS but I think the printer shrunk everything a bit, it didn’t matter much as I was trimming 1/4” from the solid line and I was only making 4 for a pincushion!

after trimming I ripped out the papers and the right one shows what it looks like from the front.


then I sewed the 4 blocks together like this, and added another teal piece in the same size, right sides together but leaving an opening on one side for stuffing.

tulip pincushion

and I stuffed it with fiber fill and whip stitched it closed.


Thanks to Joan for organizing this fun blog hop!

Hop around and see more and here’s the schedule in case you missed any

Monday August 20

Just Let Me Quilt

Seams To Be Sew

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Days Filled With Joy

Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats

Quilt Fabrication

Tuesday August 21

Life in the Scrapatch

Songbird Designs

Sew Many Yarns

Samelia's Mum

Vroomans Quilts

Wednesday August 22

Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Creatin' in the Sticks

Just Because Quilts

Hazel's Daughter

Adventurous Applique and Quilting

BeaQuilter (me)

Thursday August 23

Words & Stitches

Patchouli Moon Studio

Something Rose Made

Sew Golden A Chance

Clever Chameleon

Friday August 24

That Fabric Feeling

Selina Quilts

Quarter Inch Crafter

Yanicka Quilt


Of course you can download my file and just make a bunch of small 2” tulip blocks and turn them into a quilt or a doll quilt or whatever you want Smile
Have fun!


Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love that tulip block and your pincushion is fantastic!

tubakk said...

Yes, it had to be a pincushion. So sweet. Where do you come when you click the first link on your list today? Something wrong?

Carla said...

What a cute pincushion. That is a great pattern for sure!

Barb said...

What an adorable pin cushion. Sometimes last minute is all I know but I am like you, I like to have my things done ahead of time.

Carol S. said...

This is such a sweet pincushion and your tutorial was awesome! Thanks, Bea!

tink's mom said...

I don't really paper piece but your instructions look like its time to try once again. Your pin cushion is to cute not to give it a try. Thanks

Lori Smanski said...

this is wonderful. i think i need to make one.
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Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Cute pincushion. I have made that block before when I made my necktie quilt and made it all in tie fabrics.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cute pin cushion! Love the colors!

Calicojoan said...

What a sweet little pin cushion. I like having pin cushions scattered around the house, so the family doesn't complain about sitting on yet another pin! LOL!!! Thanks for playing along and sharing your fun little pinny!

Susan said...

Sweet pin cushion - thanks for the tutorial!

Susan said...

Wonderful pincushion! Anyone would love that one. I'll be back later for the Island Batik hop. =)

Sewgirl said...

Thanks for the all your pincushions!

Charlene McCain said...

What a cute pin cushion! I love how precise paper piecing looks. I'm always looking for quilted things my grandkids would love, and my granddaughters would love quilts for their dolls. The tulips would be perfect. Thank you for a great idea!

Scrapatches said...

Very cute! Thanks for being a BHBH and sharing in this fabulous blog hop ... :) Pat

The Quilted Dog said...

Very cute! I love tulips!

Carol said...

Love this pincushion! Thanks for sharing the pattern and your creation.

LJ said...

I love the crisp points of paper piecing. Your tulips look fabulous. Thanks for the block pattern - it does look neat as a pincushion.

Kay Holm said...

Love your tulip pincushion. I will have to make one for myself!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

That tulip block makes such a cute pincushion! Great job. Thanks for sharing the block pattern.

Marian said...

Great block, don't think I've seen the tulip that way before, but I could have and just don't remember. I really like it. Very cute!!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

This seems too lovely to just stick pins in! Thanks for the great pattern

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Ooooh, gorgeous! Must make one :) Thanks for sharing!! xx