Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pincushion Win







Take that, pattern!



Mods: My sewing machine was state-of-the-art fancy schmancy when I bought it, and since the invisible thread hadn't arrived yet, I used one of the bazillion computer chip decorative stitches to attach the hexes to each other with black thread. If you can't go invisible, might as well go very visible. That worked really well- I just pinned the hexes to the batting and sewed them directly to it and each other. I arbitrarily decided that the pincushion didn't need to be 4" tall (partly because: duh, but partly also because I didn't have enough safflower seeds to fill another tall one and The Farm Store was closed by then). I just used 1 row of squares for the side, which makes for a nice, compact pincushion, though turning it through the side opening was a little like birthin' babies.


Otherwise, I made it to the pattern specs (still using the 6" circle, because 6" is plenty big for a pincushion), and this one wins!
p.s. my husband still laughed out loud

7 comments:

Kathy said...

I love the new pincushion. The mods you made to the pattern made it look even better. Now I'll have to make one for my collection.
Kathy T

gail said...

The pincushion is gorgeous Kathleen! I'm all for decorative stitching with my machine these days and your use of the stitch is simply perfect. You made the pattern just so much nicer!

Geek Knitter said...

I love those colors!

#4 said...

I absolutley love the pincushion...I love sunflowers and black and white check, or leopard, tiger and cheeta print....hint hint..

saskatoonstitcher said...

Beautiful cushion! I am in love with the colours and find myself glad that the invisible thread didn't show. The decorative stitching in black adds a bit of fun!

saskatoonstitcher said...

Beautiful cushion! I am in love with the colours and find myself glad that the invisible thread didn't show. The decorative stitching in black adds a bit of fun!

joannamauselina said...

The pincushion is really cute! Love the colors, love the stitching. A great innovation and improvement over the original. The ladybug quilt is great too. I think subtlety is often best left to things that aren't quilts.