Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pretty Pincushions

I made a little time this week to work on a lovely machine embroidery project - I found the project pattern (Pin Cushions by Smith Street Designs) on a recent trip to Quilts & Other Notions and couldn't wait to create each one. This project is a collection of four pincushion machine embroidery designs - each pin cushion measuring about 4 1/2" in diameter after stuffing. Smith Street Designs are always perfectly digitized and the instructions are top notch - if you are new to machine embroidery, be sure to check them out (no affiliation, just a happy customer)! I had TONS of fun choosing fabrics for each from my stash...and one is even made from wool (Woolie Pincushion - pictured back center) . I worked on the Victorian Pincushion last, as I thought it would be my least favorite - but I was amazed with the results - the pattern calls for silk, but I used cottons and specialty cottons...and I love how it turned out - the detailed "fancy" stitches worked up extremely nice. Each one makes me happy - so much so, that I can't choose a favorite.

15 comments:

  1. Love the sunflower and the pink patchwork ones! They're all so adorable, it's definitely hard to choose a favorite!

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  2. Very cute i think I like the Victorian one best, but they are all cute.
    Denise

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  3. What terrific pincushions to add to your collection! They are all very pretty, but the sunflower makes me smile!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Robin

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  4. They're gorgeous, and so are your pins.

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  5. They are a work of art. Beautiful. x

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  6. So cool Belinda, nice finishes and pins, glad you're having fun with your embroidery machine;=)

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  7. Those are wonderful! Especially the sunflower...

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  8. Love pincushions..love these...

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  9. What lovely pincushions, I like them all

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  10. Gorgeous, I love the sunflower best! Love those pins as well!

    Hugs,

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  11. Beautiful, love them all. Especially the pink victorian one.

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  12. This are just beautiful - I wish I had your talent !!!!

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  13. They're all so pretty Belinda! I especially love the one on the far left in the last picture. The colours are gorgeous!

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  14. Very Pretty! I have been wanting those designs for a while but some other project always comes up. Did you see that they have a second one called "More Pincushions" that has 5 More designs and a square one?

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