Monday, February 28, 2011

Pathetic Pin Cushion

Look at my sad pin cushion.
I have one of those tomato pin cushions but I hate it. So I don't use it. But pin cushions truly come in handy and in a fit of desperation I decided to improvise. This is a scrap of quilt batting that I rolled up and voila! It's time for something classier, though, don't you think?

Which brings me to the next photo.
 I've been working on some ideas for the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild black and white challenge. I whipped up these blocks to see what diamonds would look like made with a 3" square piece of fabric. Too small for my intended project, so diamonds are out. It occurred to me, though, that these two blocks would make a nice pin cushion. Anything would be better than that "thing" above. Photo of new pin cushion coming soon.

Here's another peek at what I'm working on for the challenge. These are a couple of test blocks to help me work out proportions.  I have something "mid-century modern" in mind. This is all I'm going to say until the unveiling in May! No more hints.  My lips are sealed. Ugh, I'm so bad at keeping secrets...

Check back in later this week. I'm cooking up a baby quilt tutorial using one jelly roll. I'm calling the pattern Log Mansion. Doesn't that sound intriguing?



  1. While I am very VERY sad that you are putting your bag business to rest, I am excited to see you get more into quilting! I was looking at a review of a new modern quilts book recently and they had a pattern that totally reminded me of one of your mini quilts.

  2. I like the diagonal blocks. Especially the green and blue one, of course. ;) I have a coin purse from you in that blue polka dot; seeing it is kind of like spying an old friend in a crowd.