Let me tell you...I finished the binding this morning...2AM this morning! The deadline to enter the Moda Bake Shop Blog March Contest is at 11pm tonight. Talk about cutting it close! I enjoyed loved making this quilt!
If you haven't been to SewCalGal's blog to vote, you really should take a few minutes to check out the ten categories & vote. It's that simple. You don't have to vote in every category. And if you don't have a blog, you can vote 'anonymous' - just make sure your email address is typed in the comment section. Easy peasy...
Soooooo, besides rooting for your favorites, you get entered to win some really cool prizes. It's a win-win!!! LOL! All you have to do is click HERE.
This is what Jen (aka Miss Punkie Pie) made for me. And she color coordinated my gift! How cute is that? lol! It really is an awesome pincushion & it's heavy. As soon as I took it out of the box, I put in right next to my sewing machine. And the bag!!!...I've always wanted one but I don't have those kind of skills. I'm one lucky gal!
I ended up making 3 pincushions for this swap. The flower & 2 of the pink one. They were small. So, I went ahead and got a canning jar pincushion that I had made a while back. Now I need to figure out which one(s)/what to send. I guess my swap partner will find out when she gets her box...that I mailed out yesterday...lol!
Oh, and when I was making the flower pincushion I had gotten a little crazy with the glue gun. There was this one spot on the petal that had a glob of dried glue. Well, I found a solution, I had bought some beads & oval charms from Micheal's. The charms had different words on them like: wish, create, hope and believe. So I went ahead and put one of those charms over the 'glob' and it looks so much better! If you haven't noticed, I'm real proud of that flower pincushion...lol!
And it wasn't that hard to make! I did get a little crazy with the hot glue gun but I wanted to make sure nothing would come loose. If I would have focused on this one project, I could have been done in a hour...lol!
If you are interested in making this cute little pincushion on a golf tee, you can find it right here at the Polka Dot Pineapple Blog.
I managed to finish 2 small square ones. I used Woodland Bloom. I just love the pinks in that line. And then I started on the Handy Dandy pincushion, I'm curious to see how this one turns out...lol! If everything goes as planned, it will look like a flower sitting on a golf peg. Then I want to try the bottle cap pincushion. I think all the hand sewing that is required is kind of holding me back but with the deadline coming it's going to give me the push I need. In addition to working on these pincushions, I've been slowly making progress on my Moda Bake Shop contest quilt. BUT as of right now, I'm going to have to put a brief hold on all my fun stuff, I need to work on a t-shirt quilt for a customer. I hope everyone has a great week!