Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Pincushion and Winner of Schnibbles Pattern Giveaway

I was obsessed with getting the book Scandinavian Stitches after seeing this blog post by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts. That pincushion haunted my crafting dreams and just HAD to be made. You know the feeling, right?

I poured over the book after it arrived and promptly pulled out my scrap bin to select the perfect fabrics. Liking the look of the book project, I tried to simulate the fabrics somewhat closely, choosing a polka-dot for the center, a stripe for the top, and a feature fabric for the bottom. Unfortunately, my feature fabric got chopped a little at the bottom by the time I added seams. :-(

Using a darning foot, stitching the copy was amazingly simple. 

The extra touch of adding a ribbon is an adorable kitchy idea (in the original pattern), but I wish my ribbon collection was more extensive and cuter. Solid grosgrain ribbon is the extent of my stash. Will need to work on that. 

The backing was fussy cut to show of a little birdie. All in all, fantastic pattern and a quick project. Run - don't walk! - out and get a copy of the book right away - this project only scratches the surface the darling ideas in it. 

Now for the winner of the Schnibbles pattern giveaway, celebrating the 25th episode of the Stash Resolution podcast. And the winner is ... 
Lucky number 14 is Sunnybec who said: Thanks for the giveaway. I think Domino for me please. Linda


  1. Hi Sarah, yippee I am the winner, thank you!!

  2. I am desperately trying to catch up on my BOM from Keepsake Quilting but there seems to be a pattern mix up. UGH! So today...on to another project. Can't wait for the new podcast.

  3. @Sunnybec - I sent you an email to the address in your blogger profile. If that's no longer valid, please email me at with your mailing address and confirmation of which Schnibbles pattern you'd like. Thanks!