From Orphan Block to Pincushion

by Nicole

I love when I can turn a mistake into something useful.

I goofed on the measurements for this little block, but I did not want to leave it an orphan.

IG Mini Quilt Swap_Churn Dash

So I turned it into a pincushion.

Churn Dash Pincushion

I added some hand stitching and backed it in solid aqua.

Churn Dash Pincushion_Side

It’s all ready for my partner in the IG mini quilt swap. Now to finish the quilt!

Linking to Finish It Up Friday!

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~Diana November 14, 2014 - 2:59 pm


Heather Graves November 14, 2014 - 4:02 pm

So pretty!

PersimonDreams November 14, 2014 - 4:04 pm

love this! Nice!

Mari November 14, 2014 - 4:41 pm

How sweet! Gotta use up those orphans! Love the aqua.

Kate November 14, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Love what you did with your orphan!!! ^^

Pierro November 14, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Rosemary B here: I agree! Super pretty, Nicole
This would make a great present for a friend.
Or, hey, you know what? This could be a super cute ornament too

My quiltie is coming along great! I made some mistakes but I was able to fix them without too much self scolding. I will send you a photo soon
Thank you for your encouragement

Caryl W November 14, 2014 - 9:31 pm

very cute….I really like the hand stitching too.

Jennifer Stutheit November 14, 2014 - 10:40 pm

Wow! The hand stitching makes it!

Patchwork and Play November 14, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Something this pretty should never be called an orphan! What a delightful way to make it 'loved'!

Deb November 15, 2014 - 12:05 am

I think this is just adorable.

Debbie November 15, 2014 - 3:02 am


A Quilter's Mission November 15, 2014 - 5:18 am

love the quilting and the backing!

Suzanne November 15, 2014 - 12:25 pm

I love how the perspective changes the HST into curves on the second shot. It's a fabulous FO!

Gemini Jen NZ November 16, 2014 - 7:25 am

Very nicely done! Even the smallest projects are satisfying!

Jessica Hadden November 16, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Such a cute pincushion, Nicole!

whatknotgirls crafts November 16, 2014 - 10:18 pm

very cute!

Lisa Lisa November 23, 2014 - 4:59 am

So cute! I love the hand stitching!!!

Katy Cameron November 28, 2014 - 11:47 am

I love the wee deer peeking out!

Denise Russell December 2, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Woman, that is a tiny block and an awesome pincushion! I love turning orphan blocks into unplanned treasures…

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