April 1, 2014
Here are two pillows I'm working on for the new class in the second quarter of 2014. I adapted the design from a book called 'Jill Finley's Home Sweet Quilt book'. Check out the book, there are so many cute designs in this book.
While I was working on the pillows, I took a break and made this pin cushion. I love collecting milk glass and would buy them wherever I see them. I got this piece from a thrift store while we were on the road. Didn't know what the piece was for, but I liked the look of it. So I cut a piece of circle of fabric twice the diameter of the opening of the milk glass piece. Using a sewing needle with strong thread, I sew running stitches around the circle of fabric, 1/4 inch from the edge. Pull the thread to make a pouch. Fill 2/3 full with crushed walnut shell and stuff the rest with polyester stuffing as much as I can push it in. Sew the opening close completely. with a piece of matching fabric, I make a ruffle and glue it on the cushion. Glue the whole thing onto the milk glass and voila, I got a new pin cushion. The milk glass is very sturdy, it won't tip over when I stick pins into the cushion.