Friday, January 16, 2015

Third Bunny Pin Cushion

This is my third bunny pin cushion.

The pattern is by Sue Spargo and was published in a magazine, Love of Quilting in the July/August 2008 issue. The finished size is 5" by 4.5" and it's darn cute, if I do say so myself. One of my fellow guild retreat attendees will win this one at our February retreat.

I used crushed walnut shells for the first time for the filling. Usually I use sand. I like the crushed walnut shells. They are fine, about the same as the play sand I usually use. But the shells are a bit lighter than the sand, which is a nice change. I like the weight of sand in pin cushions. I don't like to pull at a pin and pick up the pin cushion instead. Crushed walnut shells are heavy enough that the pin cushion stays put when you pull a pin but doesn't add as much weight as sand. It's a nice change.

I've made three of these and haven't kept any. I am remedying that by making a fourth one, which I will keep. I am using scraps left over from my Sue Spargo BOM for mine. I'll show it to you next week when it is finished.


West Michigan Quilter said...

That pincushion is adorable. I love the way you embellished it. What talent!

Mama Pea said...

It is super cute, Lynne! I have heard that crushed walnut shells also help sharpen your pins. Don't know if that's true or not. I like the weight of the sand, too, but I also think the walnut shells are a good choice. Where did you get them? I have heard you can get them at pet stores.