Pincushion Swap


Last Saturday at our March meeting of the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild we had a pincushion swap. There were no rules or regulations as long as it was a functional pincushion. For February’s meeting I taught a little demo on the quilt as you go (QAYG) technique, and I really enjoyed it so I decided to make a little mini QAYG log cabin pincushion for my swap entry.


I bought some crushed walnut shells from a quilt show several years back and have always meant to make a pincushion but never got around to it. We all have those kind of projects sitting around right? I was glad to have the push of the guild swap to force me to make one. Like I said, I did the QAYG method with a loose version of the log cabin block. Also I stuffed it 1/3 of the way with the crushed shells and then finished it off with fiberfill to give it a nice cushy filling. Now that I realize how easy it was to make the pincushion, I want to make another one for myself!


Here’s a picture of all the pincushions entered. We didn’t have as many participants as we were hoping because it was a low month attendance-wise, but it was still a fun swap. And check out what I got to bring home. That lovely one in the middle with the bonnie and camille half dresden…yeah that’s mine. Made by my lovely friend Cheryl. So happy that I got hers in the random draw.



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