Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Scrappy Spiderweb Pincushion

I had so much fun making this little pincushion! I think I'll be making more!!

I started it several weeks ago but haven't had the opportunity to really focus on finishing it until last night. My kids' swim season has finally wrapped up and I can sit and sew! I had wanted to try this block for awhile now, and decided to reduce the size to 4 inches which is the perfect size for a little pincushion. The fabrics are mostly Amy Butler from a 5 inch square pack I bought some time ago.

I wanted to used Essex linen for the solid but couldn't find any locally. I'll be on the lookout for some for my stash so I have it on hand. The other thing I wanted to try was crushed walnut shells for the filler. The nearest pet shop doesn't carry it and the shipping for the online stores was as much as the shells. So I'll be looking for some of that to stash away somewhere as well. With the craziness of the last 6 weeks or so, there just wasn't time to go hunting for anything I didn't have on hand.

This was fun and easy to make; and it really didn't take very long. I'm already looking over my scraps for more possibilities!