23.7.12

Quilted Watermelon Pincushion

I bought a kit to make this watermelon pincushion in St. Jacobs two summers ago and finally completed it.


I love that this pincushion is nice and large and the fabrics are so pretty. 


This is the first time I have used a combination of batting and crushed walnut shells but I really like how the crushed shells add some weight and shape.


Night time shots in my hobby room of the fabrics being pieced.


The 'seeds' are made from french knots.


My studio needs some tidying and I am planning a few changes, but you can see it for the Where Bloggers Create 2011 tour here.


The instructions suggested cross hatch stitching on the 'flesh' and a free motion on the 'rind'. Mine isn't perfect, but it was fun trying the fee motion.


This hot weather is keeping us indoors more than usual but at least I am getting a few projects completed. 

I'm sharing this with...
The Ivy Cottage
Red Hen Home
Cedar Hill Ranch
Confessions of a Plate Addict
Crafty Texas Girls
Lookie What I Did
The Farmhouse Porch
From My Front Porch To Yours

freckled laundry

13 comments:

  1. Well done on making the pincushion. I love the fabrics and that it makes a Menno version of a watermelon.

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  2. that is too cool. at 1st i thought it was a saddle. you could do that as well. so creative & fun. would be great for a christmas gift for friends & family. (:

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  3. Isn't that cute. I think somewhere in my patters I have a runner the shape of a watermelon.

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  4. That is SO STINKIN CUTE! I absolutely love it. In fact I wanna search for one of those lil projects to do now! :)

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  5. What a lovely little pin cushion. Yes it is too hot to spend lots of time outside. I just picked up some material to line my latest crochet bag I've just completed.

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  6. Now that is one cute pincushion!

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  7. I've never seen a pin cushion like that before, that is the cutest thing!

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  8. What a cute pincushion :) I love it! And I loved where you create, too....those wood cubbies are amazing!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  9. What a cute pincushion :) I love it! And I loved where you create, too....those wood cubbies are amazing!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  10. Hi Elizabeth,
    Your pin cushion looks wonderful, I love it. I like the way that you styled it to photograph it, too.
    ~Cindy

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  11. This is so cute!! you did a great job on it, Elizabeth!
    Your crafting room looks wonderful too.
    xo

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  12. Very cute!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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  13. I love it, Elizabeth! I've been on a pincushion love kick lately and that is definitely the cutest pattern. love the strawberries on the pattern too. I need to get that one. Thanks for sharing over at my place! xo Jami

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