SLICED - Week 1 Projects


This week we had the four contestants compete against one another in making a unique and original pincushion. The pincushions had to contain fabric from a jelly roll, a button, and ric rac.  Here are the submission from our four contestants...











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Sliced pincushion by okiegirl97

I was inspired by a Native American cuff bracelet. The stone is appliqued from a Hello Luscious jelly roll. The adornments are Bella Silver on gray felt. The band & stone base are made from leather & elastic. The bezel is made from ric rac. The center of each flower has a tiny mother of pearl button.



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PEA POD WRISTLET by QuiltStory

Made from a button, ric rac, trim, and a jelly roll. The bracelet is made a jelly roll strip, as are the peas. I added ric rac at the top of the pod and a cute sparkly trim. Moda fabrics include mainly Hello Luscious and the peas also have some Lilly and Will and Good Fortune. Hope you like!



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Lorelei - A Mermaid Pincushion by Twee ✁cut to pieces

My entry for the Moda Slice Competition : Pincushion Challenge.
She is made with a Bella White Jelly Roll strip for the head, body and arms. Her tail is from the line "peas and carrots" by Sandy Klop. She has rick trim at her waist for scales and rick rack throughout her hair. Her hair also contains various yarns. A red beaded necklace around her neck and two star buttons to hold everything just so. ;)
She is stuffed with a combination of Poly filling and crushed walnut shells, making her perfect for pins! Also her arms are made around pipe cleaners so they are bendable.




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Platter Pin Cushion by lovefrombeth


The finished cushion reminds me of an oriental serving platter because of its delicious fabrics and separate sections for different goodies! I was tempted to photograph it with chop sticks!
I designed it to sit in that space ‘to the right of your machine’ that always ends up a mess of pins and sewing bits. To me ‘pins’ also means ‘clips’ as I use these just as much in the pinning process. Also I think my Prym magnetic pin cushion is one of the best sewing accessories I have! So I wanted to incorporate these things to make it useful and all things pinny!
The cushion uses 7 strips of ‘Good Fortune’ jelly roll by Kate Spain along with heavy fusible interfacing and some extra heavy weight interfacing to give structure to the compartments and sides. I promise it is easier to make than it looks as all the pattern pieces are prepared and interfacing added at the same time. It is predominantly hand sewn so a good project for a comfy seat and a coffee.
Although the compartments fit a Prym pin cushion you can of course use them for bobbins, reels, machine feet, anything that you want at hand when sewing. There is also a small needle case and strap for a seam ripper.
My sewing station is looking much tidier now!

Which one is your favorite?

Check back soon to find out who will be SLICED and who will continue on to Week 2!





47 comments:

Donna said...

All are cute. I would get the most use from the platter pin cushion so Beth's is my favorite.

Pamela said...

They are all wonderful! I have to say my favorite is the platter pincushion - I totally know about that messy space to the right of the machine, and this is perfect for that!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I really love OkieGirl - lovely interpretation of an Art/Ethnic piece of jewelry. The others are very similar in pincushions I have seen over the years.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

They are all so creative. The mermaid is just too cute with the necklace and the star buttons! I love her blue hair too.

MGM

Sheila C. said...

I like the the Platter for Pins it seems like I would get the most use out of it. They all look cute, everyone has done a wonderful job!

Heather said...

I am just in LOVE with the pea pod! I want to wear it as an accessory~ Cute!

Pup Pup said...

Have to vote for the duper cute pea pod! Creative!

Paige said...

They're all cute but the platter one is my favorite!

Pamela Nees said...

I think I would use the pea pod one most, but the Okie Girl is really my favorite-it's truly a piece of art!

Lori H said...

I love the mermaid!

Tiff Blakey said...

OkieGirl's. Hand down. As soon as I saw it, I knew none of the others would top it. It's gorgeous.

Sarah Haddox said...

totally loving the pea pod wristlet, if i had to choose one to make it would be that one!

AmberLou said...

I love the pea pod, but I think I would use the platter pincushion the most!

acp said...

Of the group the only worth the effort require to produce it is the Platter Pin Cushion. It is by far the most functional.

*S* said...

All are so creative it's hard to choose just 1. But, since I have to I would choose the platter pin cushion.

Michelle said...

The peas in a pod are my absolute favorite. So cute, pretty, and completely functional, too!

Unknown said...

I like them all but I would like to make the platter pincushion -- what a great idea!

Donna said...

Love the platter pincushion. what a smart idea!

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Elly D said...

I like the Platter pincushion too. I would love to make that.

Norma's Clay said...

The pea pod is very cute but my favorite is the platter pin cushion. Very innovative.

jan said...

I love a cute pin cushion as much as the next person, but the platter is a pin solution!

Beth from Texas said...

They are all well done but the platter idea is on I could really use.

Cecilia said...

I like the platter pincushion. It would be very useful.

Nelly Kelly said...

They are all cute, but the platterin cushion is pretty and practical... I want one, actually! Beth, how bout a pin platter Etsy shop?

Katy Cameron said...

I'd go for the mermaid because she's so fun, who wants to be boring and practical? :oD

L2L said...

Mermaid for sure!!! The button placement is too cute!!!!

Quilts and Cats said...

I love the Platter for Pins by Beth. Sew original!

Melissa said...

For myself, I would make the platter first, then the peas. Of course, I would make the mermaid, too, but my girls would rescue her from the death-by-a-thousand-pins treatment. Then, I would make the artful piece as a gift for my mom who likes beautiful things. oh wait! I was supposed to choose a favorite...I think the platter wins, because I have a deep need for it :-)

Rachel said...

The only one I'd actually use (and potentially make) is the last one -- platter pincushion.

Kelly said...

I love the mermaid and the peapod for the their originality and creativity!!!

Jess said...

I think I like the one by okiegirl97 the best. I think it is the prettiest. Although the patter is nice it is too big for my tastes.

Lindsay Conner said...

Great job everyone! I think the way Angela used the rick rack is especially cute!

Sarah said...

Really liked Beth's platter pin cushion!

Laurel said...

loved the mermaid for cuteness, but the platter would win the "i would actually make this" vote.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

they all have something really nice about them, but the platter pin one is my favorite, I like how the magnetic pincushion just fits perfectly

ELNM said...

I love the mermaid, followed by the peapod!

Kristy said...

Love the peas for cuteness, but the mermaid tops the scale! I'd love to make her for my pincushion over all of them.

aggie said...

If I have to vote than I vote for Platter Pin Cushion.

Pam said...

I'm in agreement with most here. The Platter pincushion from Beth is the one I'd choose, it has flair and is the most practical.

Crafty 'n' Clothy said...

Love the platter pin cuhion. It's so useful and looks great.

Ruby Blue Quilting Studio said...

Love the Platter Pincushion! I can see many uses for this in my sewing room!

Helen L said...

I love the stone pincushion, along with the pea pod and the mermaid. They are all so creative and fun!!!

Blogless me said...

All of them are cute. The most practical seems to be the pea bracelet, but my vote would go to the platter, as it is the most unusual one in the pin-cushion world ;-). Thanks to all the ladies for their ideas!

Laura G said...

My favorite is the peapod. It is cute and functional.

Linda said...

Totally in love with the Pea Pod Wristlet!

victoria girl said...

Platter pin cushion is the one I would actually have by my machine. They are all very creative.

Joanie said...

Patterns... must have patterns! Please?