Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A New Pincushion

Like many of you, I've been enjoying the blog hop over at Crazy Mom Quilts celebrating the release of her new book, No Scrap Left Behind.  Although I don't buy a lot of quilting books, this might be one I need!

I especially like the Mini Nine-Patch quilts that have been shown.  Amanda Jean has a tutorial for a mini nine-patch pincushion that is easy to follow, and before I knew it, I had sewn one up!

A few scraps were all that I needed.  I pulled out some white, a bit of Kona pomegranate leftover from my improv quilt, and a chunk of the stripey Good Neighbors fabric that I'm using for the backing of my Scrap Jar Stars quilt.


That nine patch measures 1.5 inches square!  So cute!  


I did some simple quilting for the top, and used some more pomegranate for the backing.  I use crushed walnut shells for the filling.  (I think I might have a lifetime supply of those things! Lol!)


Fun and fast!


Looking for more scrappy inspiration?  Check out the Oh Scrap link-up over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework today.  See you there!




13 comments:

  1. I bought her book, there were a few quilts in there I really need to make with my brights!

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  2. I love the mini nine patch and the precious pin cushion it became! I am tempted to buy Amanda Jean's book too.

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  3. And you stopped at just one? You're a stronger woman than I am... (Adorable!!)

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  4. I adore that mini nine block. It looks great used as a pincushion. I might just have to get out my scraps tonight and make a few!

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  5. Yeah it is sooo cute! I like the way you make the quilting lines. Pretty pincushion.

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  6. Congrats on this cute little pincushion. It's charming! ;^)

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  7. a stitcher can never have too many pin cushions lucky you with crushed walnut shells here in the UK they are so expensive pet shops do not sell them so the quilting shops are the only place that does

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  8. This is so, so darling! Amanda Jean's stripey fabric is just perfect for that pomegranate Kona - love this!

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