Monday, 22 February 2016

Monday sewing day with friends...

I have a busy week with catching up with all my sewing groups.
Today was with my Monday APATCHE quilters of Gisborne.
We are only a small group but a great group of friends....
This is what I did..
Star Fruit pin cushion

Sewed a Star Fruit Pin Cushion..... Sue from kiwikidspage    has made quite a few and I was interested in finding out how they went together. I found a tutorial by Claire STAR FRUIT CUSHION TUTORIAL....
It was really easy to follow. Once you got into it a bit the cushion went together well. When I was putting the filling in I also added dried lavender. When it is handled it will release a beautiful scent. Now I know how to make them I probably won't make any more unless I need something for a gift..
Sitting on a cushion


And I got my Splendid Sampler Block 3 done too.  http://www.thesplendidsampler.com/2016/02/21/block-3-lots-of-love/
Splendid Sampler... Block 3


Next I basted an Aussie Hero quilt ready for me to work on tomorrow...


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo ,sounds like you had a wonderful day your star cushion turned out lovely and I love your block,well done my friend,I hope you have a lovely evening xx

Valerie Reynolds said...

Very unique pin cushion. Sewing with friends is always fun!

Christine M said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Your pin cushion looks great. Did you know Claire is a NOTY member?

KERYN B said...

Cute little pin cushion Jo and block number 3 is very cute.

kiwikid said...

Beautiful pincushion Jo, love the colours you have chosen. The number 3 block is lovely too!! What themed quilt are you doing this time?

Linda said...

Goodness, what a lot you achieved in one Sewing Day! I am most impressed.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the pin cushion ... Your pock looks fantastic xx

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous pincushion Jo - so unusual and well done on a lovely block 3. I am lagging behind already lol

Melissa Corry said...

Your block looks great ;) Love all of those little hearts ;)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Wow! I followed the link to the tutorial and was amazed that the cushion is made with squares of fabric! I will have to try this! Yours is so beautiful and I love the idea of adding the lavender. Thanks for linking up to the Pincushion Parade and good luck!

Hilachas said...

What a beautiful pincushion. Thanks for providing the link to the tutorial. I'll have to try to make one. It looks difficult to make.

Fiona said...

Hello Jo, I love that star pincushion... looks great and won't tipple over....
Hugz

Janet said...

I like the star fruit pincushion too! I might have to make one...

Pamela said...

The star cushion is great. I might have to make one too.

LA Paylor said...

how adorable.
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Maria said...

Love your Star Pincushion and block 3 looks great.

Raewyn said...

The star pincushion is lovely and sounds like an interesting one to make. I like the idea of putting the lavendar in it :-) Sweet SS block.

Susan said...

Love the star pincushion. always fun to have something different.