The back story...
Bitord frequently posts about one artsy project or another. I fell in love with THIS recently posted project:
I sent her a PM about the little pin cushion in the center of the photo. She wrote back offering. I replied either that or suggested some sort of swap.
re: Denim Pincushion
A funky painted craft paper parcel:
LOVE the recycled denim goodness!!!
Here is a shot of the quilted bottom of the pin cushion with the pieced and quilted top. Colors are fairly true:
Next up, fabric boats:
This was the prototype for my construction method:
And the sent...
This is an end view:
One more shot, a side view, to show how the halves were joined. The secret? Binding was sewn half way around on the machine, the other half was sewn down by hand:
Thank you, Bitord, for an unexpected, but wonderful swap! I appreciate the challenge that you presented with your desire to have a hard-bottomed pin cushion (so the pins wouldn't scratch your table.)
** Watch this spot for a surprise upon delivery.
When I finally remembered to update the post (after Bitord reported how much she loves her pin cushion and asked what pattern I used.) Pattern? ROFL!! I didn't use no stinkin' pattern.
I was alluding to the bonus gift that I sent with my pin cushion swap. It's one of my Quilted Thread Catchers to match:
Here is a picture of the set:
Shared over on the link-up at Crazy Mom Quilts.
Until next time...
Nothing ventured, nothing gained!!!