Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pincushion from Linda, the Quilting Violinist

Linda from Florida, the Quilting Violinist, won the World Quilt (see sidebar post). She sent me a sweet thank you package that included this beautiful pincushion. This is the one that I use, although for this photo, I have it "staged" with decorative pins. Didn't she do a great job making this? Linda used CD's for the base. The level of squishiness is just right, medium-firm. She probably put some old violin strings in there. :) Linda attached the selvages with a zig-zag stitch. Here's a photo of the back.

There's something special about using a pincushion that a friend makes for you. Similar to having a birthday cake made by a friend rather than making your own. Haha. Click here to see more of Linda's selvage creations. Thanks, Linda!


Linda said...

You're welcome Karen, and I'm glad you like your pincushion! Heartfelt thanks to you and all of the wonderful contributors who made The World Quilt one of my most treasured items!

Sand and Sunshine said...

To cute, love the pins and the back as well. It really brings everything together.