Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Pam Buda monthly installment

Having felt slightly chastised (Just kidding, Wendy!!) for jumping out of order on the Pam Buda project, I went back into the correct order and made the next project, which was another pin cushion.  You can never have too many pin cushions, right??  They are fast, easy and useful!

The fabric I used was a little different--the  pink was from a purchase of Dutch fabric I bought in St. Marie aux Mines several years ago.  I love the colors.

My friend Claire came over this week and sewed the binding down on a charitable donation quilt she put together.  It's really perfect as a donation!  Those were orphan blocks, if you can believe it.  Someone made the blocks but never assembled the quilt.  Honestly I think I have a pile of those types of blocks myself waiting for assembly.  Anybody else?? vbg

Yesterday I went to the small quilt group meeting I belong to and was so impressed by the productivity of this group.  They had piles of about 40 quilts they were delivering to an organization that sponsors kids from families with cancer.  I felt very inadequate because I haven't finished a single quilt to donate.  I'll show you what I did to remedy that in the next day or so!

Here are a couple of quilts that weren't part of that pile!

This pattern is called scrapbox chevron.  It's really cute.

I'm going to go finish my donation project so I can finally say I have gotten something done!!  I will show you the finished project later this week.  We were supposed to go visit our son in Quantico this weekend but the Marines are keeping him ultra-busy so we have to change it.  That means I have a weekend with no plans! We're still hoping we'll get the grandkids for part of the time (I know...)


  1. A great pincushion, Randy. The fabrics you chose truly make it look vintage.
    How nice to be a part of a group that motivates you to good works (not that you need help being motivated for such things). I look forward to seeing what you have made to donate.

  2. Wow, I feel like a taskmaster! I do love this little pin cushion. Love your colors! Those charity quilts are great. Our group does a lot too and I usually feel that I am behind in my charity quiltmaking. I'll have to step up the pace!

  3. I've been smitten by those Dutch fabrics for quite awhile. It's fun to add something unique and special into even a tiny project.

  4. Oh yes--I have blocks around that need to be made into something--hopefully soon! Your pinny is adorable!