This blog post today is my…gasp…750th blog post. Whenever I think of that number I have this sense of almost total disbelief come over me. Seriously, I cannot believe I have actually had that much to say. The other somewhat staggering number is that, as of this writing, I have had 1,592,929 page views…as in over 1 ½ million…double gasp! That means that you, my friends, actually read all that and for that I am completely GRATEFUL.
So, for today, I thought I would have a little free project for everyone as a thank you. Since everyone loved my little scrappy daisy from this week’s design wall, I made a cute little pin cushion out of it for you guys to make. What’s really great about it is that you can stick various different needles in each of the petals so you won’t get your “betweens” mixed up with your “sharps” or your “straws” (HA! I just had to say that).
Here’s how I made it:
Center appliqué design on 6” square and appliqué in place.(Drawing on download at bottom of post)
Fold remaining 6” squares in half, wrong sides together.
Place folded squares on wrong side of appliquéd 6” square with folds in the center. Pin. Stitch around the edge with a 1/4” seam allowance.
Stitch binding strip to front of pillow. Fold to back and hand stitch in place.
Stuff with scraps of batting.
Slip stitch along the folded edges of the backing squares to close.
You can download this project here: