Today is my day! I made my pin cushions a little bit at a time… They are simple in shape, but I played with embroidery, wool, paper piecing…
Here is my first one. I embroidered one of Anni Downs’s patterns (all embroidery patterns shown here are by Anni), and reverse appliqued it onto wool using blanket stitch with matching thread, and running stitch by hand with white DMC floss.
For my second one, I chose a beautiful lilac wool to bring out the colors of the embroidery…
This is the third one, paying homage to my cat Sapphire, who was by my side the whole time…
Finally, the “Owl in the Woods” as I call it. I used one of the designs from the book Iris Quilting (see my review here) and machine appliqued it onto cotton using blanket stitch and monofilament.
I made another one (it is hiding under them), but I cannot show it to you yet as I am saving it for the Wool Lover Blog Hop …
Oh, I have a giveaway: One lucky winner will receive 2 pin cushion patterns plus Owl Buttons! Here are the details:
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I hope you enjoyed my pin cushions! Have a wonderful day,