A few weeks ago at Sussex Sewing Club, I borrowed @quiltingonthego’s ‘finger pincushion’ all day. My current project involves using lots of pins while piecing hexagons with a running stitch and Carolyn’s little pincushion transformed my previously stop-starty workflow so dramatically that I made one of my own as soon as I got in.
There’s a pattern for the pincushion on p24 of her latest book, The Handmade Quilt. I also pieced one of the simple quarter-square triangle blocks from Carolyn’s book first, so that I could incorporate two fabrics into my pincushion, although it’s a ten minute make if you skip that bit, so I’m planning to make a whole wardrobe of them. Scroll left to see it in action. It should be said that Carolyn did actually say that I could keep the pincushion I’d stolen from her...but as I was using my thread catcher also made by her at the time, it felt too self-indulgent to actually take it, even though I wanted to. She is a most generous stitcher - thank you, Carolyn 💛.
I’ve had something of an Instagram break recently (I think I did the same thing last year after posting every day for a fortnight for #greatbritishquilter; this year, I managed nearly THREE weeks, which I was quite proud of, but as much as I love social media, too much leaves me feeling the need to hibernate. I’m not sure how posting a photo a day for a month feels such a big commitment, but somehow it does. But what a wonderful month of inspiration and meeting new people it was - a huge belated thank you to @verykerryberry and @sarahashfordstudio - you two amaze me with your wonderful energy and thoughtfulness. x
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