woensdag 11 september 2013

Pin It!


I like to start by thanking Mdm Samm and Kirsten of Meadowbrook, our cheerleader, for organising this new bloghop Pin it!, I had great fun making my pin cushion. It wasn't easy at all picking the one I wanted to make, with the great boards on Pinterest one finds so much inspiration.

I made a tribute to our greatest cheerleaders at home, I don't mean our DH/DW, DSs or DDs, not even our dearest DM/DF or BFs, I mean our pets, I have a cat, but the same goes for dogs in all shapes and sizes. On blogs and on Facebook I see them everywhere, always cheering us on in their own way.
 Our cat likes to check out new fabric, she sniffs it and loves the feel of it, 
she tries it before it gets out of the bag or I get the chance to cut it
  When cut she likes to guard the pieces, ofcourse to help me not to loose them, 
and when the pieces become a block she still attends to it, but the most she loves is when I start quilting, 
she fits so nicely in the quilting ring, 
we sometimes fight who has more rights over the quilt in the ring, 
most of the times I win, 
but when I feed her the next morning we are best friends again
We both agree nothing sleeps better than with a quilt
And now my Pin it! Pincushion:
A tribute to our cat Twister

I chose the free pattern of Sue Daniel and I added the block Hawaii of Quilters Cache to it.
I made a square cushion, the block is a bit bigger, so it covers the edges of the cushion, I can place my needles in the flat space, they won't get 'sucked' into the pincushion and vanish as they like to do.
Pins go in the cushion, not in the cat!
 
I putted a pipecleaner in the tail, now I can form it in a nice shape or place a bobbin on it.
It even fits nicely with my beloved Tammy!
And Twister, she thinks nothing of the pincushion, she only likes to pick out the pins one by one, silly cat!

I like to thank you for your visit to my blog and hope you enjoy this bloghop,
please don't forget to stop by the other participant of today:
Have a great day!




101 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat een prachtige foto's van Twister. Dat is puur genieten. Je speldenkussen is zó toepasselijk! Hij is absoluut geniaal. Zowel de kat als het kussen! Chapeau!!

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  2. I love your cats! Both of them ! I'm glad you don't put pins in your beautiful cat creation. It's too pretty to make a hole in. Have a great day !

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  3. What an adorable cat pin cushion! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I have that pattern bookmarked - just love how you added the little cushion for such a sweet kitty to sit on.

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  5. Wat een snoezepoes van een speldenkussen heb je gemaakt, Pauline. Ik ben helemaal weg van de kattenstaart, wat een vondst, om een spoel op kwijt te kunnen.
    Groetjes!

    Jeanneke.

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  6. Hij is geweldig lief zeg. Dat is een patroon om in gedachten te houden.
    Lieve groet Frederika

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  7. Oooooohhhh!!!! This is a winner to me! Lovely idea! Great pincuchion! :D

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  8. The pincushion is so cute and awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  9. Uiiii, that would be something for me, I am truly a cat-lover, always had and am having cats, GREAT pin-cushion, I love love love it!!!!!

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  10. Wow that is cute, creative and original! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all!

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  11. That is prachtig Pauline! Zo ontzettend schattig! Ik was blij om te zien dat mijn kat (Loedertje) niet de enige is die in een quiltring slaapt! Alle quilts bestaan voor een deel uit kattenhaar.... Tenminste die van mij... Dank je wel voor je post. Geweldig!

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  12. Geweldig Pauline! Het kussen is leuk, die kat ook, leuk én handig! Geniaal. (en ik wist niet dat je zo'n kleur kat had, net als onze Molly)

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  13. Quilts en katten horen zooo bij elkaar ; 0)))
    Leuk allemaal! En fijn dat er niet in de kat geprikt hoeft te worden :0)))

    Groetjes,
    Simone

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  14. Oh pauline wat is hij leuk!!!!! Voor mij ben je nu al de winnaar, zeker weten. Zo origineel en zo leuk uitgevoerd. Ik geniet toch zo van al die leuke ideeen, zaterdag ben ik aan de beurt...........

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  15. That is one awsome pin cushion! Fantastic job!

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  16. Fabulous pincushion - I love the cat!

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  17. de foto's zijn heel herkenbaar poezen op quilt's

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  18. Very, very cute. You did a lovely job. What a sweet kitty too.

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  19. Absolutely adorable! He is just purrrrrffffect!

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  20. Adorable cat pincushion. I love it! Great job.

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  21. Ahhh Pauline...your PURRRFECT cat tribute is a winner you will see....congrats, totally adorable

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  22. when I first saw it on sew we quilt I saw the cat, didn't even look at the pillow until now! love it! such a POSH kitty!! ;)

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  23. Mewow! What a great idea. The pincushion is cute, and the cat is absolutely adorable.

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  24. Wat een leuke blog. Je speldenkussen is super.

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  25. Wow1 this is great, thanks for the pattern link :)

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  26. really really fun pincushions and cats :-)

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  27. Such a fun pincushion. I love the pipecleaner idea for shaping the tail!

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  28. Oh, so cute...love the cat pincushion! Such a sweet kitty, too, all curled up. :O)

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  29. sew true pets do love our quilts and anything related. And they do not even have to be your own pets as I have found out. But it is okay if they sit or nap on my quilts I have even made some just for them as well.
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  30. I love your kitty, sitting like a princess on her pillow! So adorable, with her little attitude coming through...

    Susie

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  31. Isn't that a darling cat pincushion? I made one in wool felt. I like how you made a small quilt block for the cat to sit on and the bow to match.

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  32. That was sooo creative! I, too, have a cat who is my partner everywhere I go in the house, and I, too, made a tribute to her (see one of my pincushions at the hop tomorrow!)

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  33. I'm a cat lover too and my cat is always in my stuff. Her favorite place is in my scrap basket. Love the cushion!!

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  34. OMG...I love it! I too have a cat and she is always trying to claim my quilts also. They are such a great companion. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being tops for the day, you deserve it.

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  35. Congratulations on being chosen today. Your cat is wonderful. You did a great job in creating him.

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  36. Wat een schattig, leuk, mooi gemaakt spelden kussen.

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  37. I love your kitty....such attitude. She kinda says to me.... "Do you really need to rip those stitches out again" lol
    Hugs

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  38. Wat een schatje dat speldenkussen! Super Pauline.

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  39. I have totally wanted to make one of these, yours turned out so cute.

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  40. Oh Pauline, what an original and lovely pincushion! I love the story you made of your blogpost, telling us about Twisters habits :)

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  41. absolutely adorable!!!!
    I have a few... ok 6... inspectors/helpers here:)
    Great job!

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  42. What an adorable pin cushion! You're so right that our pets cheer us on.

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  43. Your PC is way to cute to stick pins in!!!! :-)

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  44. I have a dog that has picked out my pins one by one out of my pincushion and then destroyed the pincushion. Well it gave me an excuse to make a new one.

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  45. It's wonderful. As the blog opened I wanted to start singing the song from Lady and the Tramp about the Siamese cats. congrats on being one of the choosen.

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  46. Cats and fabrics...they sew go together. I adore Twister. Great hop. thank you

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  47. Precious!! I love this pin cushion. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. You are an inspiration.
    Happy quilting,
    Shelia

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  48. Very very cute pincushion, I love the face on that kitty! Ithink that your real kitty is beautiful as well.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  49. Lol Gotta love the furbabbies and all the "help" and love they give us. Your pin kitty is very dignified-your real one is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  50. Oh Boy! That is the best, I love it! I have 3 kitties that love to help me sew.

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  51. Very cute pin cushion and I love to see the pictures of your cat and all her help!

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  52. Twister (the real cat) knows that she can't compete. The best way to get and hold your attention is to get involved. Quite a quilting kitty. Your tribute to Twister is awesome. I love it.

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  53. I LOVE your pin cushion--it is absolutely adorable and probably one of my most favorites so far! Twister is adorable too and I love her name, so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. I love that kitty pincushion. I found the pattern a while back and now I will have to try to make one. It is so cute!

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  55. Very cute cat (both of them)! My cat has to inspect every single bag and box that I bring into the sewing room! He helps with guarding the pieces as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Just the cutest cat (even though I am a dog person). You did an awesome job with that pincushion! Thanks for sharing today.

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  57. Oh pussy, pussy you are so beautiful!

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  58. So cute. I was glad to hear that someone else has a problem with needles getting lost in pincushions. Super solution.

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  59. How very clever to add that kitty. Love your blog photos with the pinchusion

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  60. Volkomen terecht dat jij in de TOP 2 van de dag zit, Pauline! Proficiat. Voor mij verdien je de hoofdprijs, met zo'n mooi en uniek ontwerp.
    Groetjes,

    Jeanneke.

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  61. Volkomen terecht dat jij in de TOP 2 van de dag zit, Pauline! Proficiat. Voor mij verdien je de hoofdprijs, met zo'n mooi en uniek ontwerp.
    Groetjes,

    Jeanneke.

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  62. Kitty has a lovely spot to sit and rest upon!

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  63. What an adorable pincushion...love the kitty!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  64. Ijust love your kitty and pincushion. I love the pipe cleaner tail to hold a bobin or spool of thread. Such a cute idea. Thank you for sharing.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  65. Ik ben gèk op lapjeskatten en schildpadkatten, dus daarmee had je me al plezier gedaan: wat een schitterend poezenbeest heb je! En wat een handig handwerkhulpje (NOT!).

    Maar dan komt je speldenkussen........wauw, wat een ontzettend leuk speldenkussen zeg. Dat mag hele dagen open bloot op tafel/kast liggen, wat een beauty!

    Groetjes
    Miriam

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  66. Very nice. Maybe your cat was a quilter in a former life =)

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  67. What a nice tribute. Your pincushion is beautiful!

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  68. I love your kitty. Perfect match for your Tammy bag!

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  69. I absolutely love your kitty pincushion! Just beautiful!

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  70. Such a cute pincushion with kitty who definitely thinks he is the king sitting there on top! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  71. What a great tribute to a kitty kat! I adore the pin cushion. I bet if I made one, my two cats would have it down as a cat toy in no time - lol. You did a marvelous job and I love the Hawaii block that you chose to put under it. Thanks for giving the link to the pattern and directions for the cat pincushion. I've alrady downloaded them. I use Quilters Cache from time to time - it is a fantastic site. Congratulations of a top 2 finish for the day - very well deserved. Thanks for participating and giving me great inspiration to make a cat pincushion. I hope to see you soon in more blog hops.

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  72. I love it. I adore cats, and this is so incredible, thank you so much for sharing with us!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  73. Oh that is so sweet - how lovely your cat shares your passion for fabrics too! Sorry I am late visiting!

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  74. I love the cat pincushion----it really has cat-titude don't you think?? Makes a good blog header too. There is just a natural affinity for cats and fabrics. Mine would try to hide under a quilt block. They can be so silly!

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  75. Your cat is soooo cute! The pincushion is cute too!

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  76. How clever is that, absoutely great ☺
    Thanks for sharing!
    Bente

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  77. Hi!!! Your kitty is adorable!!! Thank You

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  78. Wat een prachtig poezenspeldenkussen! Ik heb de tutorial opgeslagen, voor ooit....

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  79. Oh, your little cat is just sooooo cute!! Love it!

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