It just so happens that I have two occasions coming up this month to share. First, I'm in a Friendship Bag Swap and I want to include a pincushion to my mystery swap partner. She likes bright colors and I wanted to have something orange for her.
The second one is going to be for a meet up and swap at QuiltCon hosted by Alyssa at Pile O' Fabric here in Austin. So, I rummaged around some magazines and found this itty bitty paper pieced pineapple that is going to be my pincushion top. I'm kinda obsessing with paper piecing lately and this seemed like a fun little challenge.
Yes, that's a 4" pineapple with 31 pieces!! It actually didn't take as long as I thought it would - about an hour each. The one on the right has been all put together except for the filling.
Here's the closeup of the orange:
Aren't they just too cute!
So, here's a question I would love input on - what do you fill your pincushions with? I've heard crushed walnut shells, but I thought I would see what you guys think... Thanks for the input and have a great week. I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for her always inspiring WIP Wednesday linky party! Go check out what everyone is working on today :)
OH, and I almost forgot - I'm trying to fill up a second hive of my new bee Get Your Hex On!! This is a bee dedicated to all things hexie and so far we are having a blast! Read all of the details down below or click here - we have 4 more spots open, so please check us out!!