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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Heart Within - Project Quilting Season 12, Challenge 6

   This is the sixth challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Ab Intra

My entry:
Heart Within

this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must be inspired by the Latin phrase, Ab Intra, which means from within. It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

I'm on a roll with paper pieced pincushions (this is my 6th)
I kept with my season 12 theme and made a pincushion with super tiny pieces.

I created a pattern to show my colorful heart within trying to get out.
I'm always inspired by color and create from my heart so I created my pincushion to represent.

The finished pincushion is 4" square so you can imagine how small these pieces are.
I've had inquiries into what I use for foundation paper piecing - 

I can print the pattern on the sheet from my computer and they are tough enough to allow me to stitch tiny pieces without falling apart, but I can remove the pieces easily.

Here is the back before it became a pincushion.
All those 1/8" seams took foreveeeeeeeeeeeer!

And while I used so many pins to line up the seams, it's still not perfect.
But, either is my heart.
Guess that makes it perfect. Ha *insert smile*

Heart Within

Project Quilting Season 12, Challenge 6 - Ab Intra

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 4" x 4"
Foundation paper piecing, pattern making, Y seams, and
stuffed with crushed walnut shells

And now the challenges for Project Quilting Season 12 are finished.
I'm happy to say I completed all 6 of the challenges with a set of pin cushions
I love every one of them.
Thanks to Kim for a great season and I look forward to next year! 

You can see all the other "You're Crazy" challenge projects
by clicking HERE.


tubakk said...

So fun to see all your six pincushions in one picture. If I am the pincushion queen, you must be the princess. I'm sure you're hooked.

Deb M said...

Love this! Your pincushions are amazing!

Stitchin At Home said...

Itty bitty pieces make for one amazing pincushion! I also made a heart for mine.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Mind. BLOWN, Carla!!!

PaintedThread said...

Wow. So tiny. So many seams. The back of that is impressive. I love how this looks!

Pamela said...

I love it! And how fun to see all the pincushions in one place. Thanks for sharing this.

Danette said...

Fantastic! I love all of your pincushions, too.

dq said...

You are the pin cushion queen! This newest one is so spectacular. It is so 3D that I can't stop studying it! I couldn't decide if it was the inside of a box shaped piece or what. Great optical illusion in a tiny tiny space!

lynn said...

These are great pincushions. Wpw! I'd love to be making some of these beauties.

PersimonDreams said...

This is so adorable! I love the tiny piecing and I LOVE your collection of pin cushions. This might have to be my secondary challenge next season!

LJ said...

Amazing. It's hardly possible to believe you made this without seeing the 'in progress' photos. :)

Kathleen said...

This is quite something...so gorgeous, so small, so perfect in its design and execution. I love it! You really made these pin cushions work for this series!