Hello…and happy Tuesday! I was hoping to get this post up yesterday…but it just didn’t happen. I feel like I have crazy Mondays much too often…perhaps someday I’ll figure that one out. The solution might have something to do with not scheduling any errands for Mondays 🙂 Anyway, I’m excited to share the Pin Pal Pincushion Challenge with you today!
Back in October, I posted a little bit about Carrie’s book, Pin Pals: 40 Patchwork Pinnies, Poppets, and Pincushions with Pizzazz. It’s an absolutely beautiful book with beautiful pincushion designs of all styles! I don’t think I’d had the book more than a day when I had to start one!
And not only does the book have delightful pincushion patterns…it also has wonderful tips and construction techniques throughout the pages…all so easy to read and learn from.
And then I went to Quilt Market a few weeks later and actually got to see them all! The clear acrylic bin above actually holds just half of the pinnies from the book. There was another container of equal size with the rest of the pincushions. It was a brilliant way to display them because everyone could see them without them being handled and getting dirty.
And then my daughter decided she needed to make a pincushion from Carrie’s book, too. And she chose the most beautiful mini Swoon (Carpenter’s Wheel) block. So many little pieces for this one. But it’s so beautiful.
Pin Pal Pincushion Challenge
Here are the details about the Pin Pal Pincushion challenge:
- The challenge runs from January 14th through Friday, February 15th.
- Make a pincushion from the book…or make one a week. Or make one every day if you are really motivated! But you just need to make one to enter.
- Prizes…Carrie is especially good about those. And she has some fun things in the works. You’ll just need to post a photo to Instagram using the hashtag #pinpalchallenge so Carrie can see your post and so that you can be entered to win some goodies. (Also use the hashtags #madewithmartingale and #showmethemoda with your entry).
- Tips…Carrie will be posting pincushion tips on her Instagram account as well. And, she’ll also be sharing some new versions she’s put together since publication. (Her Instagram is @justcarrieintexas).
If you love pincushions…why not join in the fun…get the Pin Pals book and make one or many (they do make terrific gifts for your quilting friends). I know I’ll be finishing my Beach Houses pin cushion and making a couple of more before the challenge is over. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Dawn Smith says
I signed up for pincushion challenge a while ago and added a follow up comment last week. It appears the challenge started but i havent gotten any info. Was there something i missed?
Susan Smith says
Hoping to join in on the fun with at least a couple of pinnies!!!
Sounds like fun!!!!
Her book is ao great! I’ve actualy made a mini Swoon pincushion for the Minick & Simpson designer challenge in 2017 (?) and on you remmeber the pillow from the minis & more parade from October? There were a lot of mini Swoons too. I’ll plan to make at least one pincushion probably the Beach Houses they are just too cute!
BTW I think the week should start on Tuesday… Monday and me often don’t mix so good either;-)
Ramona Chester says
I had to get that book too. That mini Swoon looked like the hardest one in the entire book and would probably be the last one I tried! Great job!
Monica Kostak says
They are really cute-and can double as Christmas ornaments too. I won’t be participating but will enjoy seeing others. Thanks for sharing.
The ones I made were 4.5″ square . . . perfect for coasters or mug rugs!!
Jane Cisneros says
Just downloaded the book … hoping to make one to share but I’m just starting to FMQ a quilt for my sweet Hubby so need to finish that up first. I enjoy your blog — thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us!
Love Love Love this book! I did start making a couple last night. I wish I had time to make them all.
Can’t wait to see what everyone makes.
Sherry Stevens says
Thanks for sharing this, I just ordered the book from my library and I hope to join in and make a few pin cushions. I am thinking that the book will have to be a permanent part of my collection.
Jeanette Krebs says
Just found this and I’ve ordered the book. Can’t wait to get started!