Wednesday, February 18

Crazy for Quilting!!!

I am switching into "high gear" for an upcoming Crazy Quilt Exhibit. Have been labeling quilts and other Crazy Quilted items, writing their descriptions, etc. Lots to do. I will tell you all about it this weekend. In the meantime, here is a photo of a vintage crazy quilted pincushion that my mother gave me. It's one that she bought at auction and I will share it at our exhibit at the Scott County Historical Society.

I'm in a Pincushion group called "Crazy for Pincushions" and participated in a swap last year. I decided to do a "reproduction" of the above pincushion and the one in the photo below is what I ended up making for my partner. I made it last June and I realized that I had never posted it on my blog.

It is now at home with Chris K., who was my swap partner. I will eventually do a tutorial on this but not til later this spring. It was fun and easy to do!! If you would like to see what Chris made for me, you can go to this POST and at the end of it you'll find a picture of the lovely blue crazy quilted pincushion that she made for me!! It will also be on display in our crazy quilt exhibit. :-)
I had a good Tuesday and a lovely day of phone calls, e-mails and snail mail that made me smile!!
Here's hoping you all have a good day today!!
Sandi

12 comments:

Gina said...

This is an adorable pin cushin. On the sencond one, did you do the crochet as well? - It's lovely. So delicate.
You are busy right now. Have a fantastic exhibition and I hope all goes to plan.
best wishes

Tracey said...

What a tresure from your mum, its wonderful,
Hope all goes well at the exhibit

Pat said...

I love the pincushions you showed in this post. I'm sure people who visit your exhibit will love them, too. Good luck organizing the crazy quilt exhibit!

W. Latane Barton said...

I love pin cushions. They were so popular and necessary in years past and a part of my memory banks. My favorite is a pin cushion that my sister bought me when we were in Walt Disney World with my Mom back in the early 1990s.

Debi said...

Very pretty pin cushion, I also collect them.

xashee's corner said...

That is very COOL! hmm, now i wonder if it would be easier to finish a quilted pincushion than it is to do a whole quilt?! i really like your pincushion! Thank you for sharing such a GREAT item!! :) Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Needled Mom said...

I love the pin cushions. The doily on the top of that one is such a great idea.

Sandi said...

I didn't do any of the crochet that you see in the photos. I depend on thrift shops, flea markets and auctions to find the old doilies I use in my projects. :-)

Jacquelynne said...

Gee, Sandi, is there anything you CAN'T do?!?!?!?! Adorable!

sparkle jars said...

Love the pin cushions!

Nihal said...

OMG gorgeous from your dearest mom Sandi. It's like a fruit cake, more than a pincushion:)

Love the power of your hands. Magic, magic, magic.

Carol said...

I would love to be added to the list for receiving the boms by mail. Thanks. Carol

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