Friday, November 13, 2015

starry pincushions and wool acorns

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I was sick most of this week and when I actually started to feel better, I overdid it. (You would think I would know better by now!!!) Despite that fact, I managed to sew up a few pincushions. I certainly don't NEED another pincushion (or 6 more, for that matter!), but need has nothing to do with it! I did empty a scrap bag, so only 556 scrap bags left to go. (Hahaha!) I love these pincushions so much, and it will be hard to break up the set, but most of them will end up as gifts. They were a fun project to work on when I didn't have energy to work on anything else! I considered turning the blocks into a mini quilt, but pincushions won out in the end. Shocker, right? They are scrap project #115!
Fall is still hanging on around these parts, which is delightful! I assembled some wool acorns this week...while it's still fall. Another win! This bowl of wool acorns makes me giddy. (It's the little things!) I plan to make more and keep slowly adding to this bowl of goodness. I used this video tutorial for making the wool balls, but I used 100% wool yarn instead of roving. They were a fun project!

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

31 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Oh my goodness, those pincushions are so adorable!!!! I hope you get feeling better soon ;)

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh aren't they gorgeous, especially the purple starry one, I love the contrast with the mustard yellow. I hope you feel much better soon :)

Bernie Kringel said...

I thought your blog was very quiet this week. Hope you are feeling better and that your kiddos don't come down with it next. That is never any fun.

Have a wonderful weekend.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

These are the prettiest pincushions ever! What is the finished size of them? And did you use linen or muslin? Finally if you have a purple one left over after you've given all your gifts, you could send it my way. I'll send you some awesome scraps in return:)!!!! Hope you are better real soon!

quiltytherapy said...

The pincushions are adorable. Inspiration to go through my crazy large scrap trash bag.

Brooke Sellmann said...

lovely!

hope you mend quickly!

brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

Debora Exum said...

Both the acorns and the pin cushions are gorgeous. Your photography is fabulous, too.

Jayne said...

I am swooning over the pin cushions...again...I love them!

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are just the cutest things--both the pincushions and the acorn balls.

Colleen Potter said...

ahh, they're so cute. Hope you're feeling better

Sue @ Quilting the Green Star said...

The colour combinations are brillant for the pin cushions and you chose them when you were really poorly, right? You are amazing! Thanks as always for the chance to link up with other quilters all over the world. It cheers up my Fridays! Hope you are better soon x

tubakk said...

I really love all your pincushions! Have a nice weekend!

Denise Russell said...

Ohhhh... the pincushions are adorable! And the acorns, too! I hope all the playing with colors made you feel a little better...

Suzanne said...

I will never tire of your pincushions. I like the quilting on them. Take it easy and mend. Hugs!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I hope you feel properly better soon! Cute pincushions and those acorns are amazing!! Fabulous colours!

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

Do you have a tutorial for making your pincushions? Or can you recommend a good one? I understand the basic process - just like tiny pillows, but I can't seem to figure out how you get yours filled so nice and full.

Julie Bagamary said...

Someone made a felted wool acorn for my granddaughter when she was baptized along with a oak sapling.

DeeDee said...

Oh my!! How cute the acorns and the pincushions are. Just what the doctor ordered when you are sick. They made you happy and the post made me happy! Hope you are on the mend.

LizzyAstro said...

Hope you recover quickly from overdoing it! Love the little pincushions - what size are they ? The acorns are cute too.

Celeste Link said...

Hope you're feeling better soon prayers coming your way!!! Love the pincushions do you have a tutorial for this pincushion love the colors !!!!

Kay said...

These are really fun and they do look adorable all together. Hope you are feeling up to par soon. x

Mabel Goddard said...

Hope you feel better. Love your the pincushions, they are so cute and the acorns. Thank you for wonderful ideas. Inspirational 😊

margaret said...

the pin cushions are lovely and practical too although too nice to stick pins into. Wonder how you have done the acorn shells, they do not look like real ones but maybe they are, maybe they are different in USA than UK

Laney said...

I love, love, love these pin cushions! Sweet stars, sweet colors, simple background and quilting. Perfect!

Carmen Dickinson said...

Love, love your pincushions. They sparkle and make me smile.

Carmen Dickinson said...

Love, love your pincushions. They sparkle and make me smile.

farmerswife said...

Love the pin cushions is there a pattern? what size are the squares?

Di~ said...

I'm curious...:) do you kiss these pin cushions? :)

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I never tire of seeing all your sweet pin cushions. Together in a group they look especially fun. Love the acorns too. I need to look up the tutorial. Thanks for sharing

mascanlon said...

Pincushions are always my go to project too! I love these cute stars and will now haveto figure out the piecing sizes to make some similiar. Hope you are feeling better, my cold is just dragging on and on too.

Clair said...

Cute pincushions. They look just my style (and size).