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Friday, September 30, 2011

A Little Whimsy

It's always nice to have a little bit of instant gratification when it comes to making things, at least I think so.  I cannot seem to keep making progress on one larger project after the next with out throwing in a few pretty little things to keep me motivated.

Whimsy Pouch

So, I used the scraps from my recent Doll Quilt Swap {I've also just now realized I haven't drawn a winner for last month's stash project, or posted a project at all this month, where has the time gone?  I will try to get it done this weekend!}, and made up this little pouch and pincushion for my mom, to match her Madeline bag.

Whimsy Pincushion

They turned out just right, and used up some tiny little scraps, so that was fun. And also, because apparently I am in the habit of forgetting {can I blame pregnancy brain, please?!}, here is the winner of the Little Apples Jelly Roll:

But, don't worry, we've stocked up on a few giveaway items, so there will be some more chances to win fun things coming up soon.

Now, I have a question for you, I've got a couple charm packs to make a certain baby girl a quilt, and I'm wondering if any of you have seen any fabulous tutorials out there.  I have a couple ideas myself, but I want to make sure I haven't missed anything really great!


  1. Firstly you can absolutely blame your forgetfulness on your pregnancy! ( I was also wondering about last month's Stash project draw.) I love the little pincushion and pouch! I made a baby quilt recently with the Little Twister Ruler which I think is a great project for charm squares! Look forward to seeing what you decide on!

  2. There is a lovely tutorial at Tea Rose Home for a charm pack with gingham sashing. Here's the link:

  3. Oh, I love your pincushion! Mind if I make one too? (one of these days...)

  4. So very cute!!! And congrats to the winner!

  5. Love the pin cushion!

    Congrats to the winner...

    and the pattern I recently used didn't call for charm packs. I hope you find what you're looking for! =)

  6. Jenny Doan over at Missouri Star Quilt Co. has a really cute tutorial on YouTube for an "X's and O's" quilt. It was just darling. You might check it out.

  7. There's a new one in the moda bakeshop.... Round raw edge appliquue petals. Looks really cute!

  8. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/10/mod-circles-appliqued-baby-quilt.html

  9. Congrats to the winner!
    I can blame mine on the change... being 49...

    That pin cushion ensemble would make a very cute gift.

    Make your own pattern...

  10. Congrats to your winner! Your pincushion and pouch are so cute. Madeline is one of my favorite bags of yours. Of course I haven't made one yet but it's on the list! :) I need more time in my day...

  11. I agree totally with the instant gratification of small projects. Love the scissor minder on the pincushion. Congrats to todays' winner!

  12. I'm the same way -- I think right now I have about a 20:1 ratio of fun small projects to quilts. :D

    Your little pincushion and bag are super cute!

  13. I love that you used the moda tape for the scissors keeper. I am making a few pincushions right now and was going to use grosgrain ribbon but I like your idea better. I just made a (mini) quilt using the "charming stars" pattern from moda bakeshop. I love how it came out. I know that whatever you make will be beautiful!

  14. Instant gratification is what we need sometimes when it comes to sewing.
    Very cute. I like the Moda tape on the pincushion.
    Congrats to the winner.


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