Jacey gave me earlier this year. The color scheme is one of my favorites! For the design, I went after the first idea that popped into my head and I was thrilled that it turned out pretty close to my original idea on the first try. (That is NOT always the case. hahaha!)
Just to give you an idea of the scale of the triangles from day 2 and day 3....smaller=cuter!
A few things to mention:
1. I almost always quilt my pincushion tops to scrap batting. The quilting adds a lovely texture to the finished piece.
2. I use lightweight interfacing (SF 101) fused to the back of quilting cotton for my pincushion backings.
3. I use invisible nylon thread to hand stitch the openings closed, which I do by hand.
4. I use crushed walnut shells for filling, which are sold as lizard litter. I purchase them at Pet Smart. (25 dry quarts at a time. hahaha!)
I wanted to say a quick thank you for all of you who left name suggestions for my quilt top last Friday. I appreciate the help! There are some great ideas, it will be hard to choose just one!
One question I want to ask of you, do you have a pincushion collection? I'd be curious to know.
Happy Monday to you!