Last week was a kind of slow week as far as finishes go. I did do two pincushions, inspired by Amanda Jean. But I cheated. The first one was a re-do. Years ago I made a pincushion to match my family room colors, using Doreen Speckmann's Norwegian Chicken Pincushion pattern. The pattern is dated 1997, but I think I made it around 2001 or 2002. Shortly after my breast cancer treatments and my learning to quilt. I developed a seam malfunctions ( due to improper construction I am sure) and so I then un stuffed it and fixed the open seam. There is sat all floppy and un stuffed. Until Amanda Jean asked if we had a pincushion collection and I gathered all mine together. There she sat, forlorn and unloved. I decided to fix that! Here she is, stuffed and sitting up proudly.
The little pincushion beside her is really a cheat! I backed a baby quilt with this chevron fabric. When I sent it to the quilter, she had used the edges to practice and check her tension....so there was this scrap of cute fabric already "quilted to batting" and I just put a backing on it, stitched it into a rectangle, filled it with walnut shells and Voila!! , a tiny pincushion for my couch side sewing basket. Here is the other side of both pinnies.
Also this week, I got busy and put together a self-binding receiving blanket for the sister of my daughter-in-law. I had the yellow surfboard flannel in my stash and found the robot blue flannel at JoAnn's. The new baby is a boy and his big brother and parents are all tech types. I thought the robot fabric was too cute to pass up. It turned out really well, I think.
And a better look at the backing fabric and the stitching that holds it all together. Have you ever done one of these? Super easy and fun.
It's a Missouri Star tutorial...they even have a snuggle ( minky) version.
Anyway, those are my Friday Finishes.
I'll be linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts.
Til next time
Stay Busy and Stay Happy
ps: I also finished reading,