Monday, November 17, 2008

Pincushion

When I saw this candy dish in the store it shouted pincushion at me. So, this weekend at a stitching retreat I was at, I finally finished it! It was a lot of fun and worked out pretty well as I planned. I traced a dinner plate to get a large circle which I pieced and embellished. Then I sewed it up like a yoyo, stuffed it and placed it in the candy dish. I added a beaded fringe and some trim and ta-dah! Done! It is a belated birthday gift for a stitching friend which I hope she will like.
This is the view from above, showing the crazy quilted cushion portion.


This pincushion was inspired by the beautiful pedastal and beaded pincushions produced by Gerry K. ( http://www.victorianpincushions.com/ ). Please check out Gerry's website if you would like to be truly inspired!






2 comments:

Kathy said...

Your pincushion is gorgeous. Love the idea of using the candy dish.

Cathy K said...

OMG - THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! I've bought several candlesticks on which to make a pincushion like this, but have been so busy with other things..... hmmmm.... after looking (and drooling) over yours, I've GOT to make one! You did a superb job. I LOVE that trim! Fantastic - I can't say enough! Hugs, Cathy