Pin Cushion Swap

The Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild rounded off 2019 with a pin cushion swap. I have been making pin cushions for several gifts this year, so I thought it would be fun to make something a little different this time.

The basis for this pin cushion is a cathedral windows block that we made as part of a meeting of the Columbus Modern Quilters. Using the traditional technique demonstrated, this pin cushion is almost entirely hand stitched.

Turning the corners of the block under created the low volume back of the pin cushion.

The colorful inserts in the cathedral windows form the focal points of the pin cushion top.

To fill most of my pin cushions, including this one, I cut up scraps of wool batting to use for stuffing.  Wool is good for your pins, and it uses up the bits of batting that are too small to use for any other projects.

I am excited to be participating in this year’s 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge hosted by Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin.com, and I hope you will have the chance to check out some of the other awesome blogs that are participating this month.

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