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I was thinking… what can be made for Valentine’s Day that’s fun, but not too much work. A pincushion is perfect! Where to begin, so I started drawing the most obvious image, a heart. How about, two hearts that fit together so well that without one it would look like something was missing? Hey, February is American Heart Month! Perfect!
The images are drawn on the paper side of freezer paper. Then, the pieces are roughly cut out and pressed onto wool on the waxy side.
Pieces are cut out roughly from the wool and then cut on the drawn lines. I used Roxanne’s basting glue to adhere the hearts and drops to the background fabric.
The front and back is blanket stitched together, however, an opening is left for stuffing the pincushion with crushed walnut shells.
I sat it inside a bowl while it was being filled. Then it was hand stitched closed.
The cotton bag was stuffed inside the wool bag so the wool bag could be pinned and blanket stitched with the pearl cotton.
Here it is, all done and ready for pins! Wahoo!