3.24.2011

A year in the making



Seriously. This took me a scant year to make.
I used an Anna Maria Horner pattern that I got from a Better Homes and Gardens magazine called "Bags, Pillows & Pincushions". I'm not sure if it's a pattern she has published elsewhere. The weird thing is that I really can't imagine what possessed me to buy a magazine that cost $12.95. Whatever. Another strange thing is the quilting store that I got it from is also where I bought a fat quarter of the blue and white print that I am now realizing is most likely an Anna Maria Horner print since it is featured on the main photo for the Baby in the Hood Jacket from her book. Totally coincidence. Anyone know the name of the fabric? 

So it's cute and it's huge and the petals are sewn all wonky but I like it fine.

11 comments:

Misformilk said...

That's so funny - I've been sewing for 3.5 years now (still a "beginner") and I keep meaning to make a pincushion too - I still keep them in the little plastic box! Yours is very cute, and I SHOULD be inspired to make one too, but I like the little jacket you made so much, I think I'm off in that direction now! Thanks so much for your great blog! It's fun to read and gives LOTS of inspiration!

Louise said...

I love this! It's the perfect pincushion, so cute.

oversewn said...

Basketweave from Katie Jump Rope line by Denyse Schmidt. Glad I did something useful today.....
:)

Sascha said...

Yay! I knew I could count on you guys for the fabric name. looks like it's not AM Horner after all!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

It is perfectly adorable.

Katie @ Hippos and Dinosaurs said...

Its a free pattern on her site as well. I made it last year and absolutely love it. So adorable.

Here's mine: http://hipposanddinosaurs.blogspot.com/2010/02/pins-and-needles.html

Katie:)

Camille said...

Oh, so cute! I also love your heart-shaped pins.

Carolyn said...

So freaking cute! Definitely worth the year to make it :)

luvinthemommyhood said...

I love this! so Cute! And so's the jacket from the previous post!

Millie said...

Such a beautiful pincushion! I have made it twice now, from the free pattern on her website. Neither of mine would be good enough to photograph! I should have spent longer on mine! I made one for myself and one for my sister. It's such a great size, not too small, so you don't lose it all the time! Maybe that's just me! I filled mine with jersey scraps so it's really heavy too.

Sascha said...

Millie, smart with jersey scraps. I used polyfil and it was too light so I added some huge nuts (as in nuts 'n bolts)!

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