We always have a gift exchange, so this year I decided to make a pincushion instead of buying something. Of course, I had no way of knowing who would get it, but I posted it on my Facebook page on Monday, and I knew who wanted it as soon as she saw it.
I had a quilt block that I decided to use, and then I pulled out some of my canvas scraps and quilted them using cotton batting and muslin prior to sewing them together. I was going to be stuffing it with crushed walnut shells, so I needed extra layers to keep the shells from leaking through the cushion. I added a length of Moda twill tape that I always save from my jelly roll purchases and then sewed three vintage shell buttons to finish it.
I'd like to introduce you to my friends, Kathy and Nora. They're the owners of Sandy's Quilt Shop and I consider them dear friends. I love these two women!
Barb was the first to finish a block for our guild quilt project...which inspired others to work toward completion of theirs (including me!). She does beautiful work, and has taken on a second block for our quilt in the past month. Thank you so much, Barb!
Thanks for reading all the way to the end of this post...especially if you're not one of our guild members. I was just so darn anxious to have you meet a major part of my Circle of Influence. These are one fine collection of talented, generous, beautiful and kind women and I'm honored to be counted in their number. It's seems a fitting start to celebrating this Christmas season.