Friday, May 4, 2012

Log Cabin Pin Cushion

When I was making the log cabins for my Modern She Made Swap pillow, I made one log cabin in red and navy, but didn't think it fit with the rest of the colors.  I left it out of the finished project, but wanted to still use it somehow.  I decided that it should become a pincushion to go with the pillow.

I like to fill my pincushions with a mixture of cotton stuffing and walnut shells.  The walnut shells tend to give the pincushion some heft while the stuffing adds a nice fluff to the pincushion.

Here they are together.  You can see how the red and navy just didn't go with the other blocks, but how by itself, it looks cute.  


  1. Too cute!!! You can always use another pincushion: )

  2. What a great idea!! I actually have a few blocks that never made it into some of my quilts, this would be a great way to still use them. Thanks for sharing and your pincushion is super cute!!

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