|Go to flossieblossoms site to see how she made this!|
|I want to make this, happy little cottage.|
|My inspiration, Lostlessness|
I didn't have the time or energy to make one like this so I decided to make something small. I already have a pin cushion I use all the time but it stays beside my machine.
|This is left over from my folk art days. I painted it for a sale but no one bought it so it came home with me.|
I needed a portable one. I often put pins in my mouth especially when using the longarm so I thought I'd make myself a ring pin cushion. A ring brings the pins right to my hand so I can use both of my hands when spreading out the quilt top.
I dug into my scrap box and found some pieces then used a piece of cardboard and made a template for the petals. The fabric for the center was a square so I rounded the corners and sewed a running stitch around the edge and gathered it in then stuffed it before tying it off. I sewed the petals on the machine, trimmed them and clipped the curves. I turned then out, pressed them and tucked the raw edges in to the opening. I folded the edges of the petal like a W and tacked them in this position then sewed them all together in a circle.
Then I attached the center with some stitches through to the back, no one will see the back! I bought a ring at Michael's. It opens like a locket and the top had holes/filigree on it.
|The filigree is quilt like!|
It was perfect for sewing through to attach the flower.
|It only holds a few pins but it's so cute.|
|Could I wear it to work?|
|There's room for leaves if I get motivated!|