CQJP 2014 - June Pincushion
Even though it is now the end of August, I've just finished my entry for the June Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2014.
I'd forgotten that I had made this block in blue and white, originally thinking it would be for my daughter's wedding. But then I decided to make the all white pincushion and do blue embroidery on it for that. So this block was still here to be worked on.
I didn't want to do another blue and white pincushion so soon after the last, so I decided to do blue and yellow instead. There were a lot of seams for this pincushion so I thought I'd share what it looked like before I shaped it into the pincushion.
In some of the sewing stuff I kept of my Mom's, I found the tiny yellow rick rack. Perfect for this pincushion! I also stitched some cast on flowers and played with oyster stitch.
Beaded lazy daisy's and some flower sequins embellish this seam.
Another view of more seams.
I also played with a beaded outline stitch on this pincushion. On the right you can see a buttonhole stitched cabled chain ~ a stitch I just love!
Some time ago, I purchased a good length of this wonderful blue silk ribbon. Perfect to make some morning glories to top this pincushion!
It's a lovely pincushion and I think it is my favorite of all that I've done so far!
The morning glories were inspired by the ones blooming in my garden right now!