I have been intrigued watching the social media fascination with the creation of these cute and colorful, pieced miniature quilts disguised as pincushions.
I couldn’t understand why you would ever need more than a few, until…….
I made my first one.
I followed the instructions from V and Co. The instructions were very well written and easy to follow, but my inexperience in working this small highlighted that I still have a lot to learn. Sewing these tiny (1/2″ wide) strips onto a foundation piece with a scant 1/8 inch seam requires your full attention to make sure all of the edges are sewn together. The only block where the seams did not come apart is the one in the upper left corner. I was going to over stitch all of the strips, but that didn’t work as I had hoped. I used a scrap of white and green chevron stripped fabric for the backing, and filled it with ground walnut shells. The finished size is 4″ x 4″. It has weight to it and actually feels like a bean bag you would use for carnival games at a fair.
I had a great time picking out the fabric scraps, I learned something new, I finished it in one day and I will use it. On a scale of 1-10, it’s a 10 for me, even with the flaws.
If this has piqued your interest, go take a look at the list on Crazy Mom Quilts for a pincushion party she held last fall to celebrate her fabric release. (Down the rabbit hole you go……)