Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Heirloom Tomatoes

Did you see Kaaren's tomato pincushion posting? How cute! After seeing that, I searched the Internet and found instructions for Heirloom Tomato pincushions. Somewhat different then Kaaren's, as they are made from circles of fabric, instead of rectangles. Instructions are provided for both methods. Also, be sure to watch for Kaaren's tomato pincushion tutorial, on Friday. So far, I have made seven heirloom tomatoes. Small like cherry tomatoes, so I could have one in each of my project boxes.

I have seen many wonderful pincushions sitting on top of old wooden spools. My plan for this one is to make interchangeable pincushions. Maybe, a seasonal series would be nice.

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

14 comments:

Fiesta said...

Very cute and calorie free.

Carol said...

Very cute tomato pincushions, Karen. They seem to be in varying shades of ripeness and even some green ones! What fun.

Jackie said...

Wonderful pincushions!

Dolores said...

Thanks for sharing your pincushions and yes, I will be reading Kaaren's tutorial on Friday.

Stina said...

I love these... and I am so envy of you finding those lovely wooden spols...I just love them..but cant find them here in Sweden...
I think your new season pincushions will look fantastic..good luck ...curious of what you will make..:o)

Kaaren said...

And you made them out of wool? How cool! They look wonderful and you know...you can NEVER have too may pincushions...or wool for that matter!

Carrie P. said...

Hi Karen,
When I saw your title I was thinking "It is way to early for tomatoes!" but not your kind of tomatoes. Those are so cute. I have seen Kaaren's. She is so talented too.
Great idea for you interchangeable pincushion. It will be fun to see what you come up with.

belinda said...

These are 'crazy' cute!!!

Catherine said...

These are fabulous! I've got to make a few too!

Sherri said...

I love the pincushions...I think it will be great to have them on top of the wooden spool!

Miss Snips said...

Thanks for posting these, I have a box of wool scrap fabric and a couple of boxes of red rit dye - I can overdye and make up a few treats for my quilting buddies!

An Unruffled Feathered said...

I love to make pin chushions! Thanks for sharing a great way to use up some wool scraps.

Robin said...

Oh, my-- you've been busy! So cute! Even with my black thumb, I think I could manage these. Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. :)

dianne said...

heirloom tomatoes - they look good enough to eat!