We're having a pin cushion swap at the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild this month. Here is the little guy I put together for the swap. It's another Heather Bailey pin cushion pattern. Her patterns are so fabulous. This one is far easier than the elephant too. I really love it and might have to make one for myself.
I stuffed this guy with a mixture of lizard liter and the polyester stuffing. The mixture worked perfectly. The lizard liter (AKA crushed walnut shells) gave it a nice weight but the stuffing helped it keep its shape. Check out this post from Adrianne over at Little Bluebell about using the lizard liter. I used the condiment bottle like she suggested and it works perfectly.
In other super fun news, I'm headed to Quilt Market this weekend. Sue from my quilt guild got a few of us passes through her business. I can't tell you how excited I am. I started following quilting blogs about two years ago, right when there were lots of posts going up about Market back then. I knew I had to figure out how to get there someday. This is going to be one fabulous weekend. I'm hoping to make it to the Modern Quilt Guild meet-up tomorrow evening and have a reservation for the Quilt Market Meet-Up on Saturday. Expect loads of pictures next week!