Pin Cushion Christmas Gifts

quiltingfoxNovember 3, 2013

My sister and I are doing a small joint gift for Mom for Christmas. My sister bought the fabric and then I hand pieced this Saw Tooth Star 4.5" x 4.5" x 1.5" pin cushion to go with Mom's new sewing box and notions. Took me about 2 days / 8 hours to make --- really happy with the way it turned out. As time permits hoping to make more of them as gifts for other family members. So 1 Christmas present is finished.

Best to you,
Sandra

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magothyrivergirl

How cute! Your sis got the easier part of the deal ~LOL~
Your Mom is sure to treasure this special gift made with so much love. You should both sign and date it -- a little label for the back.
This is a true keepsake.
Your Handwork amazes me.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 6:10PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Very nice, Sandra. I like the looks of your pink scissors. Is your mom a 'pink' person, too? :-)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 6:49PM
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quiltingfox

Thank you Marsha, I had not thought of putting a label on the back of it, but I could probably get S-I-L to make a label for it on her embroidery machine. Mom will just love it cause it is something hand-made. Thanks Sharon, I got my pink fiskars scissors at Walmart when the school supplies were out. I am not really sure what my Mom's favorite color is. My sister sent me these fabrics as well as some yellow and some purples, but doing pink, well pink is just my favorite color, I am the pink person in the family. I am glad I got this finished, next will be making one for M-I-L --- she wants hers to look like my Mom's pincushion only with a pastel pink button. I did like how with this project I can sit at my desk and do it as it is small to layout. This is about the smallest I have ever pieced though, I think after doing this I am now a little more comfortable with the idea of making a mini-quilt as a wall hanging, maybe a project for next year. I love quilting, I learn something new with each project I do, it's never boring.

Best to you and thanks bunches,
Sandra

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 7:33PM
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quiltnhen

Not just pretty, but a really personal and loving gift!
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 10:42PM
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petalpatsy

It turned out very well, and I bet your Mom does love it.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 3:18PM
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quiltingfox

Thank you bunches Linda and petalpatsy. I will try to upload pics as I get more pincushions completed between now and Christmas.

Best to you,
Sandra

This post was edited by quiltingfox on Mon, Nov 4, 13 at 16:33

    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 4:31PM
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quiltingfox

I finally finished hand piecing all the pincushion Christmas presents this weekend. My favorite S-I-L is making me embroidery labels for them. Hope everyone has a very merry Christmas!

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 11:40AM
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quiltnhen

Beautiful!
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 1:12PM
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day2day

These are just soooooo cute!

I will have to try one for my sis. She is the only other family member that sews/quilts. She would love this pincushion.

Thanks for the inspiration.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 5:56PM
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magothyrivergirl

Very pretty keepsake gifts from the heart. I am glad you decided to label them - you are so fortunate to have such a sweet SIL~ and with an embroidery machine!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 6:13PM
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bev2009

They are adorable. I'm sure everyone will smile each time they use them.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 11:24PM
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quiltingfox

Thank you all bunches! Geraldine the top saw tooth star block measures 4" square finished size, so 4 & 1/2 inches square unfinished size and same for the bottom square and then the side walls measure 1 & 1/2 inches tall finished size, 2 inches unfinished tall - I just cut a long 2" wide/tall strip and then once I got it sewed on I trimmed the length of the strip down to fit. I am really happy with how they turned out, they are not perfect, but made with love. These were fun mini projects and took me 2 to 3 afternoons to make each one. Hope everyone one enjoys their Christmas and holidays.

Best to you and thanks bunches,
Sandra

    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 6:32PM
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chrizty

LOVE them! You did a awesome job :)

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 12:55PM
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day2day

Sandra. thanks for the measurements. I did make 2 of them for my sister for Xmas.

TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 1:58PM
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quiltingfox

Thanks bunches Christy, glad you like them especially since one of them is yours. Glad that was helpful Geraldine. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and wonderful 2014.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 5:44PM
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