Happy Mother's Day pincushion by stitchcat

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-05-11T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-05-11T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I made this simple 4 patch pincushion the day before Mother's  Day as a last minute gift for my Mom. I haven't made her anything for a very long time, and since she has recently taken up production hexagon making while she watches baseball I thought she might like this.

I found a free pincushion pattern online (see tutorial link below). I upped the square size to 3" and lined the cushion with muslin. I like to fill my pincushions with crushed walnuts which gives them a nice weight as well. 

I used leftover fabrics and buttons that I had in my stash and used black hand quilting thread to add contrast for the button sewing. Because it's for Mother's Day I signed and dated it on top as a keepsake. 

My mom has always been my inspiration in almost every endeavor I have undertaken in my life. She is the ultimate maker of all things crafty and her favourite adage is "I think we can just make that!"

Thanks Mom!


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Comments

True

What a great gift!

Kruppcake

Sweet.

crimsonrabbit

I love that your Mum makes hexagons while watching baseball almost as much as I love that you fill your pincushions with crushed walnuts - never heard of that before - brilliant!

Lovely pincushion smiley

stitchcat

crimsonrabbit Kruppcake True Thank you all very much! I gave it to her at dinner tonight and she was tickled pink!

Charlie

Love the personalization possibilities you included in the pincushion. Crimsonrabbit commented on the crushed walnuts; I read that they help avoid rusting. Is that why you used them? I used them in the bottom of a sheep pincushion to give weight under the polyfil.

stitchcat

Charlie I've heard that the crushed walnuts may help with sharpening the pins (?) not sure this is actually true. In a prior pincushion pattern I made, it recommended the walnuts - I really liked the additional weight they provided (plus they come in a big bag) so now I'm a convert!

Charlie

Stitchcat, do you find the shells at a farm feed store or where? This conversation is getting me to start thinking about making some more cute pincushions.

stitchcat

Charlie I got my walnut shells from a pet store in the bird department. It comes in a big bag - so you'll have lots!

Charlie

Thanks for the info stitchcat.

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