Pieced Pastimes: Golden Pear Pincushion

Monday, May 4, 2009

Golden Pear Pincushion

I have been doing a lot of prep work on some miscellaneous projects and will post photos once there is something worthwhile to look at. I decided to take a short break from all the tedious work and made this pincushion.


It is called 'Golden Pear Pincushion' and is from the book 'Simply Vintage by Blackbird Designs'. I enlarged the pattern (my version is about 7" tall). I also weighted the bottom to keep it from tipping over and I used some yummy hand dyed wool that I bought from the 'Little Lamb Quilt Shop'.


This Pear Makedo Pincushion is a store bought version that I have. I keep it on my desk and it comes in quite handy.

This last photo is my version of 'rag balls'. If you are looking for a quick project, these work up really fast. I cut up some strips of fabric, tied them into longer pieces and simply wrapped them around styrofoam balls. Until next time. Print Friendly and PDF

4 comments:

  1. Your pear pincushion is a hit! I need one of those. I do think that I have the book. I like that you did a larger version. I have a pin cushion collection so this would be something I would like to do. Unless you want to send me one for Christmas. I am on your list, aren't i? LOL!

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  2. That pear is absolutely wonderful! The perfect fabrics and oh...that stem! Fantastic eye candy today...thanks for sharing.

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  3. All your treasures would fit into my home quite nicely, Suzanne. I love them all, especially the pear pincushion...because, you can never have too many pincushions!

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  4. Love that pincushion. Very fun.

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