Sunday 5 March 2023

Sew Not A Square

 Challenge 5 of Season 14 Project Quilting hosted by Kim Lapacek was to make anything as long it didn't have any square shapes and could not end up being square.

An idea was born, and I drew up a design in my graphics program. Off to the races to get this finished in time.

triple stitch for vines

I used the 'Crafted Applique' method for the applique shapes. I used Monopoly thread from Superior Threads to stitch the applique shapes down.

all stitched down and quilted, I intentionally left the center unquilted

Now for the intended purpose of this project. I have been going through some of my MIL's stuff, she is in a nursing home. I came across some grandma pins from when my kids gave her when they were little. I have been trying to come up with an idea to display these pins so she could still enjoy them. 

no squares at all

I think she will enjoy being able to see these pins, and hopefully will bring back pleasant memories for her.

This project is 6 1/2'' round. 


  1. I love that you make a lovely round pin holder for your MIL. I'm sure she will treasure being able to see these keepsakes.

  2. Pamela Dempsey5 March 2023 at 19:41

    I love your appliqué and embroidery pin holder❤️

  3. Oh, what a thoughtful gift, Cindy!! Your MIL is sure to love it!

  4. This is beautiful and what a sweet gift! Love it!

  5. What a terrific idea Cindy, and so beautifully done! It's perfect for the pins. I was thinking I bet a special vase or ornament is going in the centre, or she's going to cut it out... Love it! Just read #6 challenge, and I got nuthin' ...

  6. This is so beautiful Cindy. I love the colours and ideas. What a wonderful gift!

  7. What a clever idea for displaying the pins, and it's so pretty! Nicely done!


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