And it’s my day to share!!! Welcome!! While I don’t do scary, spooky-ooky Halloween, I do enjoy the colors of Halloween – the purples, greens, and black – and fall, as well as Harvest, pumpkins, cats, bats, and the occasional Casper the Friendly Ghost! LOL I do enjoy participating with the ladies in their blog hops when I can! So this month, Joan of Moosestash Quilting is our host for the Gremlins, Goblins, and Ghouls, Oh My Blog Hop! Thank you Joan for hosting. I enjoy seeing all the fall creations everyone has made.
While thinking about what I wanted to make for this hop, I thought about a couple of recent pattern purchases I had made. I lately have craved making pincushions! Is that nuts??!! Oh well, a little deviation from what I do most every day, and one of these is definitely a little squirrel! So here is my first project…a Harvest pin cushion!
This is a fun Pumpkin Pie Pincushion pattern from Pine Mountain Designs. I am not affiliated with them, but I just fell in love with their pie pincushion patterns and purchased a few of them! Hopefully I will get to make them all! Disclaimer: The embroidery in this pattern is typically done by hand, but I chose to digitize the designs and do them on my embroidery machine. This was a fun and pretty quick project to make. In hindsight, I think I would have used a darker embroidery thread on the “Gather” wording, and maybe even the “Pumpkin” wording, but I am pleased with how it turned out.
My second project was definitely a squirrel. Well, the project itself is another little tiny pincushion and not a squirrel, but an owl!! Isn’t it cute??!!!
I just love this little guy with his googly eyes and cute flower pin. This was a very quick little project to make. This pattern is by Sewn Wyoming. (No affiliation) They have kits for the eyes and beak but I chose to use the googly eyes. I loved sewing him up in this cute purple and orange fabric! Next time, I will use a little more ground walnut shells to fill him out better. This little guy is only about two inches tall! He will probably sit on top of my machine and supervise all my stitching as he’s just too cute to stick pins in! LOL
I thank Island Batik for the fabric I used in making these, as all of it is left over scraps of different collections from my Island Batik projects!
I will share one of my patterns I created for this blog hop a few years ago. I had a lot of fun with this one too. The pattern is available for purchase in my shop here.
And here’s one last quilt I had a lot of fun making! I’ve not written a pattern for this one yet.
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I enjoyed making these two pincushions and look forward to making others in the near future! Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the other bloggers on the hop today and leave them a nice comment. We all love hearing your comments…really!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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