pin cushion

Middle of October…. Already??

So much has been happening, I haven’t had much time to put a post together!  I just spent a few days up in Seattle with my daughter who took her state board exams to be a licensed cosmetologist.  She is moving home in a few weeks too.  Plus my husband’s hip surgery is November 15th, so we are trying to get as much work done as possible before he is laid up for a while.

Amongst all of this, I still have been making at least a little time to sew.   For the next Modern Quilt Guild meeting there is a pin cushion swap… FUN!  I had a great time playing around with some smaller pieces of fabric and this is what I came up with:

Pin cushion

It’s a little wonky… I didn’t use a pattern, just sort of wung-it.  Of course I HAD to use hexagons! I swear, I’m totally addicted to those little things! The top is quilted with wool batting under the top circle, and there is a pillow of flax seeds and lavender on the inside in the bottom to weigh it down. The rest is stuffed with poly fiberfill. I found a really cute old button to use for the top too. 
If I have time, I will try a second one and make it a little more clean looking for the swap… we’ll see how that goes!

I’ve slowly been working on my squid quilt as well.  It does take a bit of time to sew the hexies together, usually I sew in my sewing room and listen to books on tape. Since this will take a while I came up with a way to move pieces around so that I can take it downstairs to the living room and spend a little time with the family too.  I found a lid to a container and flipped it over. The divets around the edges hold my thread and needles fine and I can layout 8 hexies to take with me:

sewing to go kit

So far I have 7 lines of hexies sewn together and I’m working on the eighth:

squid hexie strips

At this point, I’m itchy to do some smaller projects. I’m afraid if I do that, I will lose steam on this project ~ and I love it so much, I just have to follow through!  I wish I had WAY more sewing time.   Oh well, at least I’ll have something to keep me busy over the slow winter months.





One response to “Middle of October…. Already??”

  1. Just Jenn Avatar

    Cute little cushion! And the big hexi project is coming along so nicely!

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