CQJP 2014 - June Pincushion

2014.08.28CQJP2014JunePC02Even though it is now the end of August, I've just finished my entry for the June Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2014.

Wedding Pin Cushion WIP
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!


Unknown said…
So pretty, I still to do May up until now, will get caught up when the weather cools off!
Hugs Marilou
Leslie said…
Another beauty - altho not my fave, I love the pink and green one - but a gorgeous color combo and your lovely little stitches are great.
You'll have to shoot a group shot of the entire year when it's over.
Anonymous said…
Your pincushions are my all time favorite especially because I happen to be one of the grateful recipiants of one a few years ago. I love it!!!!
This is just beautiful. I love the different stitches you use. I am going to need to look up that "oyster stitch".
You inspire me Lisa! Your pincushion is so pretty! I love all of your stitches and the morning glories are 'wonderful'.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady
Truly lovely...Your talent just amazes me.
Laurie said…
Lisa I love looking at your creations! I am so grateful to have one of your pincushions, and every time I look at it, it brings back such warm fuzzy feelings.
Anonymous said…
Oh my goodness Lisa, you do such beautiful stitching. Although I loved watching the progress you made on your lovely little house, I am so glad you have started back to stitching more. You inspire me so. Everything is soooo beautiful.

Wanda (wanda.p@sasktel.net)
hpk said…
The ribbon morning glories are amazing. I love that you've captued the one that is just ready to unfurl. The bit of yellow I have never seen from you, but it is a happy touch that says "summer" but just the right amount.

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