My week has been very busy, but I have still squeezed in a little bit of sewing time,
so I almost have the next Japanese Quilt Block stitched.
Then it will be time for some sashiko blocks to add to the applique ones I think.
On Thursday night I had Pin Cushion Club.
Each month we get together to make a new pin cushion and learn a new technique.
This is the first in the series of ten that we are going to make.
|Tumbling Leaves Pin Cushion|
This little pin cushion is just 5" square and is made with my favourite Japanese woven taupes.
Taupes or taupe-ism as they often called by the Japanese manufacturers is a bit of a
misleading title as they can be any colour from cream through browns to black, not just taupe.
As well as taupes I just love doing hand applique like on this pin cushion and the chunky hand quilting is also fun. I used Cosmo embroidery threads.
These threads are just two strands which I just love as there is no separating them out
and then losing the extra strands. I really enjoy sewing with them and the slight sheen
that they have even tho' they are 100% cotton.
I had better leave you to it and finish stitching that Japanese Block so I can send
you a photo tomorrow.