Where has September gone!! I thought I will try to get a post done, finally. I am so busy at the moment and finding it hard to post. It’s all good news, I have recently signed on for 4 projects and 2 blog-hops all due before the beginning of November. All are secret projects, with many of them not being released until next year. So if I am missing, please bear with me – I will post when I can.
Today, though, I am so excited to show you my first finishes from Anna Graham’s (aka Noodlehead) new book, Handmade Style. Can I say this is a fabulous book….LOVE IT!!
We had a “In your bag” swap, with our guild this past month. My secret partner said she would be happy with anything with color preferences of teal, navy and coral. I decided that the Carry All Pin Cushion would be the perfect project.
My Project Details
Timing: The pin cushion takes about 30 minutes to cut all the pieces and an hour to put together.
Instructions: Easy to Follow
Functionality: My favorite are all the pockets, two side pockets perfect for hexagons, bobbins, and smaller items, a slip pocket for a quick’n’pick or markers and lastly the large pleaded pocket.
Creativity: There is lots of opportunity to be creative and make the project unique for you.
My partner (Valerie) loved it!! A great gift for a quilter or a sewer.
I loved the end result and the making process, that I had to make a second one for me. I really wanted a black and white pin cushion with splashes of citron. I had my neutral Umbrella Trimmings Packet, that I used for a patchwork top. Don’t you just love that “YOU”.
Fabrics: Umbrella Prints, Black Essex Dyed Linen, Alison Glass Handcrafted 2 print, Cotton and Steel, Carolyn Friedlander.
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 3.5″ x 3″
Other materials: Pellon F101, and Annie’s Soft and Stable
I can highly recommend this project and book. I am hoping to make several of the projects over the next couple of months…Handmade Christmas gifts are on my list this year :-).