Had to share these adorable pincushion creations made by our quilting friend and helper, Lorri. Lorri belongs to a local quilt guild called the Busy Bee Quilters, and recently the guild held a pincushion challenge. Taking inspiration from their name, Lorri created these busy bee pincushions, using the classic chicken pincushion pattern as a base. You might not be able to tell in the pic, but the black and white stripe fabric used was from an older Clothworks release by designer Masha D’yans. Don’t you just love all those details that Lorri added to her bees? From the daisies to the daisy-shaped button applied to the polka-dot ribbon wings! The seed bead eyes and thread antennae give personality to these little buggers, too!
The bees turned out so cute, Lorri made some ladybug friends! The solid black fabric used for the ladybugs is American Made Brand cotton, too! Lorri was so pleased with how her pincushions turned out, she’s been making more to gift them to lucky recipients. And speaking of luck– according to superstition, it’s good luck to give away a pincushion with a pin stuck in it!
Talk about a Busy Bee! Here’s the whole family! Well done, Lorri! Thanks for sharing your adorable pincushions!