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Carry All Pin Cushion

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.

Easy to Follow

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”.

Project Details

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


Other than the umbrella prints patchwork top, I am loving the pops of the greens of Alison Glass Handcrafted print and the C+S print.B&WPinCushionBottom

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 :-).


Sunday Stash: New small Projects

I am so easily swayed with the possibility of nice things….over on Instagram Knotted Thread (knotted_thread) posted these amazing Infinity Scarfs made from the Cotton and Steel Double Gauze. It was definitely prints I had not purchased over the Christmas specials. Ok, ok I caved and I bought some.

DoubleGauzeC+SThe fabric is so soft and the colors so nice and bright. As it is getting cold here, I am sure myself and friends will appreciate a new scarf.

While looking through the new releases at Hawthorne Threads, I picked up these Etno prints as well:

  1. Contempo Pyramids in Ebony, Etno, Pat Bravo
  2. Sauvage Sky in Artic, Etno, Pat Bravo
  3. Shore remains in Trinkets, Etno, Pat Bravo

In my attempt of being good, I kept it to just these three.

Lastly, I have a quilt design I have wanted to do for a while, and I purchased the Neutral Bundle of Umbrella Prints last year that I think will be perfect. The Bundle came with a free FQ which was the Burgundy Ume print. So, I finally unpacked it, so I can start picking out some solids to go with it.

Linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash (see button in right menu).

Sunday Stash #6 – 2014

I love hand screen printed fabrics. One of the textile companies I like is Umbrella Prints. They just introduced their prints on quilting cotton recently and you guessed it, I had to purchase a FQ bundle of this new line. This specific FQ is not available at the moment but most the prints are listed.

Keep an eye out for Umbrella Prints, as they have a competition every year, based on using a trimmings pack. You can see what was made last year here on their pinterest site.

Linking up with Molli Sparkles Kate Quilts for Sunday Stash (see button on right hand menu).