Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rosebud pincushion...

On Saturday you saw the fabric and pattern I intended using to sew a pretty Rosebud block...
Well, that sweet little 6 inch block turned out exactly as I'd hoped!
I decided to add a border before finishing it as a special project for the sewing room.
A square of cotton wadding fused behind, then a bit of hand quilting...
...and all I needed to do was sew a backing square behind, fill with stuffing, and secure one of my original 1960's buttons in the middle to finish the block as a pincushion. 
With my head cold not improving but increasing in severity, this little afternoon project was a calm distraction.
Four litres of ginger beer with chili helped, too. 

The Rosebud block pattern can be found HERE on Rose Johnston's blog.
What would you make from it?

hugs


19 comments:

Nanna Chel said...

Lovely pincushion, Jenny. I hope you feel better soon. Have you tried Blackmores Kaloba? A family member was given that by the GP recently when he presented with cold symptoms and thought he was getting the flu. It was very effective.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love pincushions and that one is so pretty. I need to make me a few when I get some time. I do hope you feel better soon.

Baa. xxx said...

Whoa... gingerbeer with chilli - what does that taste like? Gorgeous pin cushion!

Createology said...

Sorry you are still not feeling well. Your Rosebud Pincushion is lovely and is such a wonderful gift item for the upcoming gift season...used to be known as Christmas. Thank you for the link. Healing Energy Dear...

Águeda said...

Te ha quedado precioso. Quizá me anime a hacerme uno de los de Rose, pero no lo prometo, porque llevo ya tiempo con el Dear Jane y otros más. ¡Tengo mil labores a medio! Será mejor que termine unas cuantas:) Besos.

desertskyquilts said...

That's a cold cure I haven't heard of - sounds worse than the cold to me. =) Love the cushion, though, so your creativity isn't being damaged any.

Selina B said...

beautiful pin cushion, you have such a way with putting fabrics together, even when you don't feel well, such a unique gift
hope you feel better soon, (i do the hot lemon with ginger, garlic & chilli too, then bed. really hits it on the head)
love the free blocks link
thanx for sharing

Marla's Crafts said...

Very pretty project Jenny. Hope your head cold doesn't last long. Feel better soon.

Lesley Gilbert said...

Lovely pin cushion, lovely fabric, great finish - hope you feel better soon :)

Marie Atkinson said...

Pretty!

Kathleen said...

Very pretty pincushion. I would probably have made a kitchen set consisting of two potholders and used a third block to make a patch pocket on an apron.

Anne said...

You always do such a beautiful job of your work. Can I ask a question? Do you use embroidery floss to do your hand quilting? Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration.

Sharon - creativity and family said...

What a gorgeous little project, every post now I am looking to see if you are better, I really hope that you pick up soon. x

Rae Ann said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. Now I have something to make for my quilty friends that they can use throughout the year. Great lil personal project which I am sure they will treasure.

Lin said...

Very pretty Jenny - I hope you are on the mend now? xx

Brenda said...

Jenny, so sorry that your cold is still holding on and getting worse. I will continue to keep you in my prayers! Your pincushion is a fabulous idea for smaller blocks! One I had never considered but will be doing from here on out. I have plenty of left over blocks that I just do not know what to do with. LOL. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day....taking it easy and getting better! Brenda

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Anne, on this project I used a single strand of embroidery thread for the quilting. On a larger project, like a mini quilt or larger quilt, I use Perle #12 thread. :-)

TerriSue said...

Lovely pincushion! The fabric is perfect. I am so sorry to hear that your cold still has you down. Allergies are getting the best of me. At least you are productive when you are sick. Things around here just go into a standstill.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

This is a lovely little project and of course, you do everything with such perfection Jenny. Thanks for the link. Take care of yourself.