Ever need to break free and just have a fun sewing session?
Well, this is exactly what my little playground pin cushion was all about for
me! A fun, no hassle, give things a trim and just go with my gut kind of a
I had some little Playground fabric scraps left over that just kept calling my name. They were so
cute and so irresistible I just had to stick them up. There was absolutely no
plan. I just grabbed my little scraps and started sewing them in pairs. Then I
sewed the pairs together. I thought they needed a little frame, and so I added
the top and bottom strips. It was simple. It was carefree. And it made me
patchwork sat for…months. I would look at it and think “oh, such a cutie! What
am I going to do with you?”. Yes, I talk to my blocks! Don’t tell me I’m the
only one?! 😉
create more just like her? Or add her into some sort of larger scrappy quilt? Or even use her as a quilt label? Gah – the possibilities!
I just needed some fun sewing. I needed to break out of all the quilting math
and precise instructions and just let loose – quilting style.
create a project that would just focus on her simplicity; on the sheer joy that
little block was giving me. That’s how this little pin cushion got started!
added some more big stitch hand quilting details there too, using 12wt Aurifil
thread in the colour Pale Pink #2410 on the beige linen and DMC pearl cotton thread #8 in
the colour Ecru on the coral linen.
back together, leaving a little opening for the filling. I finally got to use some
of the ground walnut shells I bought wayyy back in early 2016! Plus I added
some small cotton batting scraps to give her a soft pillowy feel. Not sure if
that is even appropriate or whether it will dull my needles, but it seemed more
in line with a scrappy project than pulling out some fresh poly fill. Ever
tried that yourself? Let me know if there is a reason it shouldn’t be done.
I really don’t need this pin cushion, but it’s currently
sitting on my sewing table bringing me immense joy! What can I say, it’s yet
another example of how it’s the little things that mean the most.
your creative soul just need a fun, impromptu sewing session to let your
creativity shine through.
brought you tremendous joy and reminded you of the importance of just having
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