Another Free Pattern and Pincushion Find


It's hard to believe Labor Day has come and gone. I lost my day off from work last week getting the store ready for the holiday weekend so after working 12 days straight I'm grateful to have the day off even if it feels like fall outside.

Clutch is snuggled under a quilt (what else!) and peeks his head out for treats and kisses.

Here's the next freebie. It's one of my favorites and really pretty easy to make. It's called Tulip Bouquet. I know, Tulips in September! - that's me, a day late and a dollar short all the time.
I've made this quilt with red and green fabrics on the black background for a gift but think the 1930s prints against the black is my favorite. Then again, I love the rich color combination of the yellowy green and vibrant jewel tone colors. They'd look pretty good in my living room in Grand Rapids. When assembled, the quilt's a 34" square. It's a nice size for a wall quilt you might rotate from time to time. If you add a border or two you could easily have a larger size wall quilt or even a lap size quilt. The blocks are foundation pieced. Can you tell I'm slightly addicted to that technique?



There are days when I just have to laugh at myself. I know I have things tucked in nooks and crannies both here and in Grand Rapids but why I came across a packet of Baby Face & Flapper Pincushion Kits I'll never know, but when I looked at the 1990 copyright date on them it cracked me up. They're nearly vintage by now aren't they?

These are just too cute for words!

The kits were probably put together for a quilt show. They're for my Baby Face & Flapper pattern. The entire pattern is in the kit so there's patterns for a sweet 7" x 15" banner quilt that hung in my "girlie" bathroom for a long time. There's a 2" lapel pin you make with a satin ribbon ruffle (we didn't have the beautiful silk ribbon we have now) that would be darling as a miniature pincushion. Last but not least, a scissors case perfectly sized for your embroidery scissors. My original samples are in Grand Rapids so I can't show you actual photos.

I put the kits in the Online Store and priced them to sell. When they're gone that's it. I'm focused on the new Polka Dot Garden .

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