Design Wall Monday – Woolwork Pincushion

My design wall is empty today but I got a new toy in the mail the other day – a Sizzix die cutting system. This afternoon I set it up and gave it a whirl. See what I made:

008I used the 3″ circle die and the medium sized flower die to cut out the shapes for this little wool work pincushion. The only part I had to cut manually was the hot pink strip that goes around the side. I found the brown circle already cut out in my bin of wool scraps.

Maybe I should have finished my year end book keeping before starting to play around with my new Sizzix toy! I might spend a lot time with this little guy!

Sizzix die cutting machine

Sizzix die cutting machine

I’ve also been busy machine quilting these little wallhangings:

"Backdoor Bear" by Toni Whitney 12" x 14"

“Backdoor Bear” by Toni Whitney 12″ x 14″

"Hidden Lake" by Toni Whitney 13 1/2" x 15 1/2"

“Hidden Lake” by Toni Whitney 13 1/2″ x 15 1/2″

With a little help from a friend.

Wanda is sort of bossy when she helps quilt.

Wanda is sort of bossy when she helps quilt.

What’s on your design wall?

I’m linking to Judy’s,  Patchwork Times so click here to see what others are working on.